Community reminder: Walnut Creek police offer free 911 cell phones to those in need
There are people out there who can't afford to buy a new cell phone, much less upgrade one. But we all need a cell phone these days--just in case.
For those who can't afford a cell phone, the Walnut Creek police is making them available. The department is working with the Cell Phone Bank to distribute free Motorola Cell phones.
This cell phone will provide a link to emergency services via 911 in people's time of need, says Sean Conley, community police officer.
The service is free. If you need a 911 cell phone phone or more information, or you know someone who needs a 911 cell phone, contact Coney at (925) 256-3519.
The Florida-based Cell Phone bank was founded in 2004 to provide an ongoing and readily available source of 911 emergency cell phones "to meet the unexpected and urgent needs of participating law enforcement and affiliated victims' service agencies" The people who benefit from this service can include victims of domestic violence, victims of other violent crimes, or the elderly.