Ole Miss Supports Our Mississippi Soldiers
The University of Mississippi has partnered with the Mississippi Department of Transportation to support the Cell Phones for Soldiers organization. Each cell phone that UM collects will result in 60 minutes of pre-paid phone cards to MS soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Collection points are located throughout the university campus as well as in Oxford.
Collection Drive –November 21
Ole Miss vs. LSU football game
Help us reach our goal of collecting 5,000 cell phones--one for each Mississippi soldier serving in Iraq or Afghanistan. In addition to this ongoing campus-wide effort, we are conducting a collection drive on Saturday, November 21, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. with the entire extended UM community and visitors that come to campus on gameday. Everyone coming to Oxford for this game is encouraged to bring their old cell phones and as many you can collect in your hometown.
Four convenient stations will be set up to collect phones on gameday. A tent will be set up outside each of the three collection points: the Starnes Athletic Training Center, the Student Union, the E.F. Yerby Conference Center, and the west side of the parking lot of Vaught-Hemingway stadium. Please support this effort and bring your old cell phones to the game!
“There is no greater gift we can give to our soldiers than the gift of keeping them connected to their families and loved ones. This is a wonderful program!”
1SGT C. Williams, Senatobia, MS Delta CO., 2-198th CAB Balad, Iraq
Collection Process and Stations
Cell phones may be donated at several drop-off locations or by mail.
Gameday Collection, Saturday, Nov. 21, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Volunteers will be collecting cell phones at three collection points. Look for our Cell Phones for Soldiers collection tent in the following locations:
- Student Union Plaza
- E.F. Yerby Conference Center
- Starnes Athletic Center
- West side of the parking lot of Vaught-Hemingway stadium
Pre-gameday Drop-Off Locations
Cell phones may be mailed to the following address:
Cell Phones for Soldiers Campaign
P.O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677
Alumni Affairs, Scott Thompson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of the Dean of Students, Melinda Pullen Carlson, email@example.com
Office of Sustainability, Anne McCauley, firstname.lastname@example.org
Phi Beta Sigma, Triston Anderson, email@example.com
Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Derek Horne, firstname.lastname@example.org; Juliana Smith, email@example.com; and Colin Moleton, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please clear private data off your cell phone prior to donating.
For more information on how to clear data from your phone, visit: http://www.recellular.com/recycling/data_eraser/default.asp
For more information on this national campaign, please visit the website: http://www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com