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By Christian Jennings - bio | email

July 24, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Albany Museum of Art is collecting cell phones to give thousands of troops overseas a convenient way to talk with their loved ones.They start the collection on Thursday, July 24th. They're encouraging people to bring in old, discarded phones and the museum will send them to a company called ReCellular, which pays Cell Phones for Soldiers for each donated phone. They pay them enough to provide an hour of talk time to soldiers abroad. The prepaid calling cards are then sent to the men and women serving our country.

"When they come to the museum actually what we'll do is we'll collect the cell phones and at the end of the project in October, we'll box them up and send them out," says Cassandra Jefferson, Public Relations representative for The Albany Museum of Art.

Cell Phones for Soldiers is a nationwide organization that serves all branches of the military. They hope hopes to turn old cell phones into more than 12 million minutes of prepaid calling cards for U.S. troops stationed overseas in 2008.   Feedback