Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office collects 60 cellphones for vulnerable residents

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The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office is collecting unused cell phones to turn them into lifelines for Suffolk County’s most vulnerable residents.


The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office is collecting unused cell phones to turn them into lifelines for Suffolk County’s most vulnerable residents.


Since the collection began on April 4, 2022, 60 mobile phones have been collected, along with a laptop and matching chargers and cases. These electronic devices have been packaged and shipped to the 911 Cell Phone Bank in Ocala, Florida, where they will be securely erased of all information and reprogrammed for use by victims of domestic violence, seniors and agencies. victim services.


The sheriff of Toulon reminds residents that not everyone has a cell phone. “When domestic violence occurs, the victim often walks away with nothing but the clothes on their backs. They often have no money, papers, or cell phone. This program provides a lifeline to get the victim back on their feet. According to the 911 Cell Phone Bank website, “Consumers and businesses are disposing of electronic devices at an alarming rate. It is estimated that far less than half of the 40 million tons of electronics manufactured in the United States alone are recycled. We believe that the best form of recycling is reuse, especially when helping a vulnerable person.


The collection of cell phones from the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office is underway. Collection bins are located at each correctional facility in the Visitation Lobby, the Civil Law Enforcement Office in Yaphank, and the 1st District Court in Central Islip. Join the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office and help our county’s most vulnerable residents!

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