Gates, Kingsley & Gates Praiswater Mortuary and Local Residents Provide Thousands of Minutes of Call Time to Service Men and Women

Since its program started just over two years ago, Gates, Kingsley & Gates Praiswater Mortuary, with the contributions and support of local residents, has collected enough cell phones and accessories to provide thousands of minutes of call time to our service men and women. 

Gates, Kingsley & Gates Praiswater will continue to serve as a collection center for Cell Phones for Soldiers, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, which is dedicated to providing cost-free communication services to active duty military members and veterans.

"Gates, Kingsley & Gates Praiswater has been a tremendous advocate for our troops and Cell Phones for Soldiers," said Robbie Barguest, co-founder of the nine-year old non-profit.  "Through its phone recycling efforts, we've been able to provide free international calling cards to hundreds of troops, allowing them a chance to make a precious call home.  We couldn't support the servicemen and women without great partners like Gates, Kingsley & Gates Praiswater."

Based in Norwell, Mass., Cell Phones for Soldiers was founded in 2004 by Robbie and Brittany Bergquist, then 12 and 13 years old. The organization has provided 192 million minutes of free talk time to deployed military members.  For more information, visit www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com.

“We are honored to have had such amazing success with this program so far and extremely grateful to the community for its support in this effort,” said Courtney Lynch, location manager, Gates, Kingsley & Gates Praiswater Mortuary.

Phones and accessories can be dropped off daily between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. in the reception area of Gates, Kingsley & Gates Praiswater at 6909 Canoga Ave, Canoga Park, CA 91303.   For more information call 818-348-3354.

About Gates, Kingsley & Gates Praiswater Mortuary 

Gates, Kingsley & Gates Praiswater Mortuary, FD 1066, Canoga Park, Calif., is a proud Dignity Memorial provider. The Dignity Memorial network of more than 1,800 funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers is North America’s most trusted resource for funeral and memorialization services. Dignity Memorial providers offer an unmatched combination of products and locations serving families with care, integrity, respect and service excellence. For more information, call (818) 348-3354 or visit http://www.gateskingsleygates.com.


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