Credit Union West Helping Service Members Stay Connected to Family
Cell Phones for Soldiers provides troops much-needed lifelines to the love and support of stateside family and friends. Remaining socially connected to their community can help our service members remain emotionally healthy.
To contribute to this important cause, Credit Union West has partnered with Sun City West Computer Club to recycle donated cell phones in exchange for calling minutes. Each phone donated at a Credit Union West location equates to 100 calling minutes that are distributed to our overseas service members.
In 2017, there were 587 phones donated by Credit Union West members and staff that were turned over to the computer club, equating to 58,700 donated calling minutes. Since the program began in 2010, 5,032 phones and more than half a million calling minutes have been donated.
Credit Union West originated on Luke Air Force Base 65 years ago. They remain connected to their heritage by continuing to promote non-profit organizations that assist veterans and active military.
The public can help our deployed troops stay connected to family by donating their unused cell phones at any Credit Union Branch location.