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Marysville's Roy Robinson Chevrolet collects 'Cell Phones for Soldiers'

MARYSVILLE — Roy Robinson Chevrolet of Marysville and General Motors are asking for donations of gently-used cell phones, which will go to the "Cell Phones for Soldiers" charity that gives prepaid calling cards and cell phones to American military members so they can call home.

Cell Phones for Soldiers was founded by teenagers Robbie and Brittany Berquist with $21 of their own money. Their goal is to help soldiers serving overseas call home by providing them with prepaid phone cards.

Chevrolet's goal is to raise $1 million dollars to support Cell Phones for Soldiers. To that end, they'll have collection boxes at Chevy dealers across the country, including Roy Robinson Chevrolet of Marysville. Chevy is also asking General Motors employees and NASCAR fans to donate phones to the program.

"We are very proud of Chevrolet for supporting Robbie and Brittany in launching this program," said Gordon Bjorg, president and owner of Roy Robinson Chevrolet of Marysville. "Like the Military Family Friendly Employment Initiative, it is another great way we can all support our military men and women."

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