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Texaco Press Release - Texaco Joins National Drive to Collect Pre-owned Cellular Phones


HOUSTON, Nov. 14 - Texaco announced today that it is joining Houston area corporations, small businesses and individuals in the national "Donate A Phone" campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to collect cellular phones that can be used to provide victims of domestic violence with a critical lifeline in case of an emergency.

The program, founded by the Wireless Foundation, Motorola and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, is designed to collect used cellular phones which are then refurbished, reprogrammed, and distributed to victims in need. To date, thousands of people across the country have donated more than 30,000 phones in support of the "Donate A Phone" campaign. Unfortunately, there are an estimated four million victims of domestic violence each year, so many more phones are needed.

For more information on the "Donate A Phone" Program, you may call 1-888-901-SAFE, or visit

Updated: November 2000