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Recycled Cell Phones Help Haitian Relief Effort

  • Posted by on January 14, 2010 in Business
  • Tuesday’s 7.0 magnitude earthquake that shook the island of Haiti has reportedly displaced 3 million people, trapped thousands in debris and may be responsible for the death of hundreds of thousands.

    As aid workers try to sift through the aftermath, communication has become paramount – but limited. CNN reports that groups on the ground are asking for monetary donations, as supplies are still sparse. In response, ReCellular announced its Phones for Haiti program, calling on Americans to donate their used cell phones to provide disaster relief.

    “The devastation in Haiti is slowly becoming all too clear,” says Steve Manning, ReCellular CEO. “Sending in your used phone is a simple and effective way to help with the rescue and rebuilding efforts already underway”...MORE

    - Amanda Wills

    (Via Earth 911)

    Photo by Ricardo Arduengo/AP


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