October is not just Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it is also National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and to recognize it, Attorney General Peter Kilmartin is holding a cell phone recycling drive throughout the month to benefit victims.
During the month the public is encouraged to drop off old, discarded cell phones and accessories to the Attorney Generals office and courthouse offices. The drive benefits domestic violence victims and the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
The cell phones donated during the drive can become an effective tool in the fight against domestic violence. Recycled cell phones are refurbished and reprogrammed to be used as E-911 phones for individuals at risk of domestic violence.
According to a study done by GfK Public Affairs & Corporate Communications, 64% of Americans say if we talk more about domestic violence and sexual assault, it would make it easier to help someone. The Attorney Generals office believes this cell phone drive will get people to stand up and speak up about domestic violence.