Steel Magnolia, with the help of Chevrolet and CBS Radio, helped gather more than 800 cell phones for Chevrolet’s ‘Cell Phones For Soldiers’ campaign. The effort raises funds to purchase pre-paid calling cards to send to soldiers serving overseas by collecting used cell phones. Students from Ft. Pierce, FL’s John Carroll High School and Tampa’s Braden River High School collected the most phones, earning them an acoustic performance from Steel Magnolia.
“We really love this campaign,” said Meghan Linsey. “We know what it’s like to be away from home. Being able to connect our soldiers with their loved ones back home and play for these students who worked so hard for this cause is a win-win all the way around.”
“It was cool that Chevy supported this campaign and of course we love our friends at WIRK and WQYK who helped promote it,” added Joshua Jones.
John Carroll High School collected more than 500 cell phones that will be used to buy international calling cards for servicemen and women across the globe. Braden River High School in Tampa raked in over 300 devices for the program. Steel Magnolia played for over 1,000 students at both schools.
“This was a terrific way for our Chevrolet dealers to partner with local high schools for the benefit of our men and women serving overseas,” said Tom Gilbert, Chevrolet Southeast Regional Marketing Manager. “’Cell Phone For Soldiers’ is a great organization and we appreciate Steel Magnolia’s partnership with this event.”