Military Appreciation Month: May 2021 | Ways To Support Our Military

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Military Appreciation Month May 2021

 

MAY IS MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH...

... in the Greater Charlotte, North Carolina area donating your unused cell phones to Cell Phones for Soldiers is a great (and easy) way you can help observe Military Appreciation Month and say thank you to all the men and women who serve us so bravely and who essentially write a blank check with their lives to us with their service. 

 

The Cell Phones for Soldiers organization uses the proceeds from recycled phones to buy pre-paid calling cards for military personnel. Since 2004, Cell Phones For Soldiers have provided 400+ million minutes of talk time to military; recycled 20+ million cell phones; mailed out some 2,500 calling cards to military each week.

 

WHERE TO DONATE CELL PHONES IN GREATER CHARLOTTE

 

Cell Phones for Soldiers1. Ameriprise Financial at 8832 Blakeney Professional Drive/Charlotte, NC 28277.

 

2. Community House Middle School at 9500 Community House Road/Charlotte, NC 28277.

 

3. Indian Land High School at 8063 River Road/Indian Land, SC 29707.

 

4. Liberty Tax Service at 705 Crossroads Plaza/Fort Mill, SC 29708. 

 

5. Western & Southern Life at 7400 Carmel Executive Park Drive | Suite 110/Charlotte, NC 28226.

 

Not in the Greater Charlotte, North Carolina metro area? Click here to locate a drop off location for the Cell Phones for Soldiers for your zip code.

 

 

7 WAYS TO SUPPORT OUR MILITARY & VETERANS DURING MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH

 

Meantime, from the Military Appreciation Month organization,   here are just a few more ways you can support our military and veterans:

  1. Display the American flag at your home and/or business.
  2. Encourage your local media to publicize area military and veteran events.
  3. Send a care package to a solder.
  4. Encourage your elected officials (local, state, federal) to recognize our military and veterans
  5. When you see a soldier or veteran thank them for their service.
  6. If your business offers miliatry discounts, make sure discounts are offered both to those who currentl serve and those who have served.
  7. Hire a veteran.

 

DON'T FORGET THE MILITARY MOTHERS

 

Next Sunday, May 9th, is Mother's Day. Let's not forget that there are lots of military moms out there, both who serve and whose children and husbands serve. Make a point to acknowledge them as well and thank them for their service and sacrifice.

 

Happy Mothers Day to Miliatry Moms

 

 

"We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude."


... Cynthia Ozick

 

 "How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!"


... Maya Angelou

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 Nina Hollander, RE/MAX Broker, Realtor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Comments (30)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Nina,

Our military appreciation is not relegated to just one day or one month.  I like the cell phone trade idea.  Happy Sunday.  A

May 02, 2021 09:25 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Will Hamm thanks, Will, for stopping by today. Trust you've been having a good weekend.

May 02, 2021 09:32 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS hi Paul... I suspect that this Cell Phones for Soldiers is not a well known organization... but it does amazing work. I'm happy to have an opportunity to provide some exposure for it.

May 02, 2021 09:33 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Ron and Alexandra Seigel I agree, Alexandra... but more people than not need a bit of a "poke" to be reminded, I think.

May 02, 2021 09:34 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nina, had seen this on the news, and should have posted also.  Great event for our military men and women!  

May 02, 2021 09:51 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Hello there Nina Hollander, Broker I always believe in military appreciation. Great job!

May 02, 2021 10:16 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Joan Cox hi Joan... since it's Military Appreciation Month all month, you can post about events in Dever this month for MAM. Not as much going on here in Charlotte as in past years due to pandemic, but still some things are happening.

May 02, 2021 10:51 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Rocky Dickerson hi Rocky... just as I believe people need to be reminded regularly of pet adoption/shelter events, I also believe they need reminders about supporting our military.

May 02, 2021 10:52 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good afternoon Nina Hollander, Broker ,

What an informative post on ways to show appreciation to our miltary..great suggestions!!

May 02, 2021 11:44 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Dorie Dillard Austin TX thanks, Dorie. I wrote about the Cell Phones For Soldiers some years ago and thought it was time to remind people about this wonderful organization.

May 02, 2021 11:49 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Nina- what a wonderful thing to do...donate our old phones so that prepaid calling cards can be purchased for those in the military.   There are so many ways that we can help those who are and have served in the military. We don't have to do it all...start with one thing. 

May 02, 2021 01:40 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Kathy Streib hi Kathy...  I've always said just do one thing... it counts and if enough people are willing to do just one thing it adds up.

May 02, 2021 02:10 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Nina our Service Men & Women deserve be honored and our gratitude.

May 02, 2021 05:10 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

We gave away 6 old cell phones last year.  This year will just have to give them some socks

May 02, 2021 06:06 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Glad you are spreading the word too Nina, we are a minority:)Endre

May 02, 2021 11:47 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Nina.

I don't know of any place in my area that offers that.  I guess it's because, I don't watch any of the news channels

May 03, 2021 12:29 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

George Souto good Monday morning, George... I agree... whatever we do to show gratitude is probably still not enough.

May 03, 2021 03:41 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Ed Silva good morning again, Ed... sadly we have no more unused phones in my house either. (Nor socks!) But I can always send a contribution towards phone cards.

May 03, 2021 03:42 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Endre Barath, Jr. good morning, Endre... I work with quite a few veterans (even though we're not really a military town). They are just the best people I come across.

May 03, 2021 03:43 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

James Dray good morning, James... did you check your zip code for drop-off locations? You know you can also mail unused phones to them.

May 03, 2021 03:44 AM