"Dialing 9-1-1 can be a life-saving call!"

Rochester, Minnesota's Family Service Rochester (FSR) has put out a call for your old cell phones and chargers.

By collecting cell phones and putting them in the hands of adults and children who've experienced domestic violence, they'll be able to call 911 on those phones. Even when the phone has no plan attached. As long as the phone is charged, 911 will always work, it's the law.

What Do I Need To Do To Donate My Phone


According to FSR's Dave Beal,

After clearing personal information from your cell phone (if you have a smart phone, just reset it to factory settings), drop it off along with the charger at Family Service Rochester’s main office at 4600 18th Avenue NW or their south building at 1625 Highway 14 East.

It's that simple.

Family Service Rochester Wants Your Old Phone


Kelly Kjarland, Family Service Rochester's domestic violence response team supervisor, says, "Dialing 9-1-1 can be a life-saving call!"

Family Service Rochester is a community-based organization providing mental health, senior independence, family stability, and child well-being services. "We listen to what people need and together, we build better lives."

As always, if you have a comment, complaint, or concern about something I wrote here, please let me know: james.rabe@townsquaremedia.com

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"When the Shopko stores closed a few years ago in Rochester, everyone wondered what would happen next with the buildings...Right now, construction is happening at the South location for the new business moving in called At Home. Read More: 6 Huge Letters from Rochester's Old Shopko Store Can Now Be Yours"

The SHOPKO letters were given to Rochester Area ReSTORE and they're selling them at $200 a pop.

With my Instagram friend AJ, I got to thinking about what words you could make with SHOPKO and, well...here's my top ten!

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