The Raising Cane’s located in Fremont at the corner of 23 St and Bell partnered with Cell Phones for Soldiers to provide calling cards for Nebraska Soldiers and to raise money for the Nebraska National Guard Foundation. After individuals donated money and their unwanted cellphones, the Nebraska National Guard Foundation collected over $25,700 and 109,000 minutes of talk time from the recycled phones, according to a Raising Cane’s press release.
These donations are being used to help Nebraska Soldiers and their families. The calling cards are given to Nebraska Soldiers who are away on active duty, and the money is given to families to assist with monetary needs.
The donations were presented to Nebraska National Guard Foundation President, Doug Carlson, on Monday, May 7.
“We are blown away by the generosity and support for our local military families,” said Jennifer Jones, Co-Owner of the Raising Cane’s franchise, in a Raising Canes press release. “Thank you so much to everyone who dropped off an old cell phone, or donated money. We wouldn’t be able to do this without you.