Deputies collect 10 cell phones for domestic violence victims


The Howard County Sheriff's Office collected 10 cellular telephones Friday and received at least 25 more messages from people seeking to donate deactivated cell phones to domestic violence victims.

Cpl. Bryan Waser, who heads the domestic violence unit, is asking county residents to donate their deactivated cell phones so deputies can give them to victims of domestic violence.

All cellular phones, including deactivated ones, can dial 911.

Waser and other deputies hope the telephones will allow victims to call authorities if they feel threatened.

They have collected about 25 phones for the program, which started last month.

If you are interested in donating a cellular telephone - and its charger and batteries - call 410-313-4152.

Deputies will pick up the phone.

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