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CompTIA Mobility Community Teams with Cell Phones for Soldiers to Help
Troops Stay in Touch With Families
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The
Mobility Community of CompTIA, the leading non-profit association for
the information technology (IT) industry, is teaming with Cell Phones
for Soldiers to make it easier for United States service members
stationed overseas to stay in touch with family and friends back home.
The CompTIA Mobility Community has challenged association members to
donate old and used cell phones to Cell Phones for Soldiers, a
non-profit organization that provides pre-paid calling cards to U.S.
military personnel abroad so they can call home without calling
collect. Since 2004, Cell Phones for Soldiers' has made more than 204
million minutes of free talk time available to U.S. troops.
"We are pleased to partner with Cell Phones for Soldiers as a way to
honor the dedicated men and women who serve our country," said Heather
Murray, vice president, Tech Data Mobile Solutions and chair of
CompTIA's Mobility Community. "By providing free communication for our
troops so they can connect with loved ones while serving overseas,
CompTIA is offering encouragement and support in a time of need. I
encourage all members of the CompTIA community to participate at the
Annual Member Meeting next month."
"This initiative focuses on social responsibility and the
environmental impact of technology, both of which are core values of
CompTIA," said Susan Krautbauer, executive vice president, Veterans
Alliance Resourcing, Inc., and member of the CompTIA Mobility
Community executive community. "That's why this effort has been
embraced by other member communities and organizations within the
The cell phone collection drive will culminate at the CompTIA Annual
Member MeetingApril 1-3 at the Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego.
Cell Phones for Soldiers was founded in 2004 by teenagers Robbie and
Brittany Bergquist of Norwell, Mass., with $21 of their own money.
Funds raised by the registered 501c3 non-profit organization from the
recycling of cellular phones are used to purchase prepaid
international calling cards.
Partnering with Cell Phones for Soldiers is the latest example of how
CompTIA and its members support America's military personnel and
CompTIA's Troops to Tech Careers program offers veterans a way to hone
their existing talents and fill in any gaps through training and
certification in the IT skills most sought after by employers. CompTIA
is a participant in the White House's IT Training and Certification
Program, a public-private partnership that will enable thousands of
service members to earn industry-recognized IT certifications before
they transition from military service; and the U.S. Tech Vets
initiative. CompTIA also participates in the Department of Defense
Information Assurance Program and contributes to the Wounded Warriors
Project through its foundation, Creating IT Futures.
To learn more about the CompTIA Mobility Community and other groups
visit CompTIA Communities.
/CONTACT: Steven Ostrowski, CompTIA, 630-678-8468, email@example.com
/Web Site: http://www.comptia.org
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