By Lt. Erick Smith, AA/PIO

The California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison (CSATF/SP) Investigative Services Unit (ISU) has donated 456 cellular phones to Cell Phones for Soldiers.

Cell phones for Soldiers Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing cost-free communication services to active-duty military members and veterans.

Since its inception in 2004, Cell Phones for Soldiers has helped keep military families connected by providing free communication tools to those serving overseas in the United States military. In the past decade, the registered organization has provided troops with an estimated 3.3 million prepaid calling cards, amounting to more than 204 million minutes of free talk time.

The ISU at SATF donated the cell phones to Tanya Topete of Premier Real Estate, in Hanford, who is an authorized drop-off location for the Cell Phones for Soldiers organization.