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Samsung charges up disaster survivors and responders in CO

Submitted by on September 23, 2013 – No Comment

Screen shot 2013-09-23 at 9.36.29 AMThis weekend Salvation Army partner Samsung arrived on scene in Boulder County to give first responders, evacuees and volunteers the opportunity to get charged up! Samsung’s mobile charging station traveled three days from its home in Los Angeles to help those whose mobile devices are in need of a charge across areas impacted by the recent Front Range floods.

The charging station will remain in Colorado for one week and will partner with The Salvation Army to reach those in need of an electronic pick-me-up at disaster assistance centers, shelters and reentry points.

Samsung has generously donated the 24-hour mobile charging station until September 28, 2013, and will work alongside The Salvation Army to ensure that it reaches those in need. “This is an amazing and unique need that Samsung’s generosity allows us to meet,” says Lt. Colonel Dan Starrett of The Salvation Army. “Knowing that we can stay connected to loved ones during a disaster is incredibly comforting during the chaos that goes on around us.”

The Salvation Army is truly grateful for the support of the public and corporate partners like Samsung. Monetary donations are still needed to help The Salvation Army help those affected as they return home and during long-term recovery. The Salvation Army uses 100% of your disaster donations in support of local disaster relief operations.

To give, visit www.imsalvationarmy.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) and designate “Colorado Floods.” You may also text GIVEHOPEIM to 80888 to donate $10 to The Salvation Army.* Donations by mail may be designated “Colorado Floods” and sent to:

The Salvation Army
P.O. Box 60006
Prescott, AZ 86304

In–kind donations are not currently being accepted outside the disaster area. However, these gifts are vitally important to your local Salvation Army. To give items locally, visit www.SATruck.com or call 1-800-SA-TRUCK.

* A one-time donation of $10 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Message and Data Rates May Apply. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. All purchases must be authorized by account holder. By participating you certify that you are 18 yrs or older and/or have parental permission. Donations are collected for the Salvation Army and subject to the terms found at igfn.org/t. Privacy policy: igfn.org/p. **Text STOP to 80888 to stop; Text HELP to 80888 for help.**

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