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  • Writer's pictureLani Byrd

911 CELL PHONE BANK EMERGENCY PHONE SAVES A LIFE IN LAS VEGAS



Elynne Greene, Victims Services Manager with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (NV), had an opportunity to work with a high-risk victim of domestic violence whose abuser had recently been released from prison. The victim was rightfully worried since her abuser had grown adept at avoiding law enforcement and was bold enough to ignore service of protection orders. Even more concerning is that the abuser had vowed to kill his victim once he was released from prison. Ms. Greene provided this victim with an emergency phone from the 911 Cell Phone Bank (911CPB).


The same evening that the victim received the emergency phone, her abuser made good on his promise and returned to her residence. Before forcing his way into her house, he cut her landline telephone to prevent her from being able to call for help. As he entered the house, the victim grabbed her emergency 911CPB phone, locked herself in her bedroom, and contacted the authorities who were able to apprehend the intruder before any harm came to his victim.


Stories like this are living examples of how these phones are saving lives. This experience shows the true value of the program offered by the 911 Cell Phone Bank.


Since 2004, the 911CPB has provided over 150,000 no-cost emergency phones to law enforcement and victim agencies across the country. We actively engage casinos, resorts, transportation facilities, entertainment venues, theme parks, and any business or law enforcement agency that has a lost-and-found or property-and-evidence room, asking them to donate their unclaimed electronic devices.



If you would like to get involved and have devices to donate, you can call us at (866) 290-7864, email requests@911cellphonebank.org, or visit our website at www.911cellphonebank.org


100% FREE. TAX-DEDUCTIBLE. GUARANTEED SECURE.


Together we are saving lives, one electronic device at a time.



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