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Action Automatic Door & Gate collecting used cellphones for Earth Day

April 14, 2017
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Action Automatic Door & Gate has partnered with Cell Phones for Soldiers Inc., a national nonprofit that has provided more than 300 million minutes of talk time to troops and veterans around the world, to collect gently used cellphones and other mobile devices in commemoration of Earth Day.

Through the month of April, Southwest Floridians can donate their smartphone, cellphone or tablet in any make, model or condition at one of two Action Automatic showrooms:

* 11360 Metro Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33966

* 275 Airport Road North, Naples, FL 34104

For every donated phone valued at $5, Cell Phones for Soldiers can provide 2 1/2 hours of free phone conversations to deployed military members. Additionally, since most cellphones will net $5 in recyclable parts, the organization's "Minutes That Matter" movement uses those funds from the phones that cannot be sent to military personnel to purchase at least 1,500 prepaid phone cards per week.

"People may not necessarily think of Earth Day when they consider how to help our military," said Walter Sprenger, Presi-dent/CFO of Action Auto-matic. "However, when you think of even the poorest functioning phones as components, you can help a soldier in the deserts of Afghanistan connect with his or her loved ones, instead of finding another way to cover the landfill with harmful toxins."

For more information about this 47th Cell Phones for Soldiers Earth Day Celebration, call Action Automatic's Fort Myers showroom at (239) 768-3667 or the Naples showroom at (239) 643-3667.

Monetary donations will also accepted at

Action Automatic Door & Gate provides garage door and gate-access system installation and maintenance services for homes and commercial operations from Marco Island to Manatee County. The business started out offering 13 automatic door openers, and expanded in the late 1970s to include selling entire packages of openers and doors, and providing 24-hour service for all brands.

Call Action Automatic at (239) 768-3667. Information can also be found online at



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