Arvest Bank is participating in this year's Relay for Life event in Carthage, Mo. The team will be raising money to benefit the America Cancer Society by collecting old cell phones to recycle. Do you have any cell phones that you would like to donate? See the official release below on how, when and where you can help.
The Arvest Bank Relay for Life team is finding unique ways to raise money to benefit the American Cancer Society. One way to help in the fight against cancer is to donate your old cell phones to a program sponsored by the American Cancer Society and Cellular Recycler.
“Arvest Bank is committed to raising money for such a great cause,” said Mike Brown, Arvest Bank Team Captain. “Each phone we collect equals a donation to the American Cancer Society from 25 cents all the way up to $30, depending on the make and model. This is a great way to dispose of your old phone and help further the mission of the American Cancer Society at the same time.”
Arvest Bank has two collection points set up at both branch locations in Carthage which are located at 425 West Central and 2705 South Grand. The collection points will be made available during the month of April. Arvest encourages people to participate in the program and support the American Cancer Society.
According to a recent press release by the American Cancer Society, approximately 500 million cell phones in American homes have been retired and are lying around the house unused. If thrown in the trash and end up in a landfill, these phones could release harmful substances such as lead and cadmium into the environment. However, if donated through the program, these phones are recycled or refurbished (the phone’s memory is deleted) and the donation goes to the ACS.
For more information on this program or how to start a collection point, contact Mike Brown at 417-310-9833 or visit www.cellularrecycler.com/acs
This year’s Relay for Life event will be held at Central Park on Friday, June 2nd. Relay events will last throughout the evening. This year’s theme will be “Don’t Play Games With Cancer.”