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Durham Police Collect Old Cell Phones to Protect Domestic Violence Victims

Posted October 29, 2000 6:00 a.m. EST

— A cell phone can save a life. That is why Durham police asked people to donate their old cell phones to victims of domestic violence. The idea is not new, but it is important.

Police say these phones could make a big difference for victims who find themselves in a dangerous situation.

Most of the phones collected will be donated to women who have orders of protection against their husbands or boyfriends.

The Durham Police Department answered more than four thousand domestic violence calls last year.