At the 911 Cell Phone Bank, our mission is to make the world a safer and cleaner place. We strive to achieve this by:
– Saving Lives: We provide free emergency devices to victims of human trafficking and domestic violence.
– Protecting the Planet: We divert electronic waste from landfills, helping to preserve our planet’s resources.
In May of 2004, the 911 Cell Phone Bank was created to provide an ongoing and readily available source of 911 emergency cell phones and other personal electronic devices to meet the unexpected and urgent needs of participating law enforcement and victim services agencies. Devices are provided to assist victims of human trafficking and domestic violence. Since the inception of the program in 2004, over 150,000 phones have been repurposed as emergency devices to assist victims nationwide.
In November of 2014, the 911 Cell Phone Bank created the DATA-SECURE program. Through this program we help lost-and-found and property-and-evidence departments safely and securely dispose of the electronic devices in their possession. Most of these devices have sensitive and confidential data stored in their memory. Through the DATA-SECURE program we delete all data and securely dispose of the devices we receive, guaranteed. Visit our Secure Disposal page to learn more.