PRLog – Nov. 17, 2014 – PEORIA, Ill. — Normal Gadgets, the cellphone-smartphone- tablet repair shop with repairs stores in Peoria & Bloomington, have teamed up with CDV/Neville House and South Side Mission/The New Promise House to accept gently used and broken cell phones as donations.
Normal Gadgets is asking residents from Peoria, Bloomington and Normal to assist women and children affected by domestic violence by donating these items so that they may have accessible cell phones for 911 emergency calls. By donating to Normal Gadgets, Peorians & Twin City residents can provide safe accessible phones for those in need.
Beginning today, residents can donate their phones to either Normal Gadgets locations at:
Normal Gadgets – Bloomington, 2103 North Veterans Parkway, Suite 112, Bloomington, IL 61704 or,
Normal Gadgets – Peoria, 4700 N. University Street (Metro Centre), Suite 43, Peoria, IL 61614
“A 911 cell phone can mean the moments between life and death in a violent relationship.” said Angie Ballantini from Normal Gadgets. “Understanding that Normal Gadgets is in a unique position in being able to clean and repair donated cell phones, allows us the compassion to fix them up and get them to those in need. This is the 3rd year collecting old donated cell phones for the Neville House and our 1st for The New Promise House. Clearly there is a need for this service yearly and we are grateful to be able to assist those in need.”
Phones and components that cannot be refurbished are dismantled and responsibly recycled to reclaim materials.
For more information, please visit www.NormalGadgets.com
About Normal Gadgets
Normal Gadgets, LLC is an Illinois Limited Liability Corporation specializing in the repair of cell phones, smartphones, iPods, tablets and gaming systems. Normal Gadgets is the largest Advanced Mobile Technician Level I, II & III in Central Illinois with two stores Bloomington & Peoria, IL. Founded in 2012 by Angie Ballantini, Normal Gadgets is the go-to tech company that works on cracked screens, buttons that don’t work, water damage, restoration and modification of systems. In addition Normal Gadgets offers unlocking, rooting and jail breaking of cellphones along with accepting payments on wireless accounts such as AT&T, Boost Mobile, T-Mobile, Tracfone and much more. For more information, visit www.NormalGadgets.com.
About The New Promise Center
The New Promise Center is a housing, social service, and spiritual enhancement ministry of South Side Mission for homeless women and women with children.The New Promise Center offers case management, psychological and medical assessments, pastoral care, bible studies, and life-skills and health classes. For more information, visit http://www.southsidemission.org/ homeless-shelter.
About CDV/Neville House
This program, which operates in McLean County, IL only, is designed to create safe, nurturing families free from violence and control through free and confidential services. CDV assists and empowers families in crisis situations with individual and group counseling for adults and children and serves as a community resource by providing awareness, advocacy, and education on the issue of domestic violence. As the only emergency shelter in the area, we can empower residents as they strive to accomplish their goals through assistance in areas such as domestic violence education, life skills training, transportation, medical assistance and parenting support.
For more information, visit http://www.mccainc.org/ programs/countering- domestic-violence.
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