The Victim Center can help save lives thanks to reconditioned cell phones.
“It is common for abusers to use isolation tactics as a way to gain power and control over their victims,” explains Brandi Bartel, executive director of The Victim Center. “Frequently, this means that a victim of violence does not have access to a phone or other method for seeking help in an emergency. In response to this need, The Victim Center collects unwanted and de-activated cell phones to give to victims so they can at least call 911 when their safety is threatened.”
“Over the years we have collected gently used cell phones in our communications department,” explains Brandi Wasson, customer services representative, Si3 (top photo). “Cell phones are replaced at CoxHealth for a number of reasons, newer models, and department needs. At one time, we would sell the phones to a company for $5 or less per phone, but now we know these reconditioned phones are going to help a great organization right here in Springfield.”