As of September 4, 2009, the current count for Cell Phones collected at the VVA events is 699 since June of 2008. From the attachment, you can see that overseas calls for the troops can cost anywhere from $7 to $8 per minute. Even at the low end at $7 per minute, that's 699 phones X 60 minutes (each phone is worth 60 minutes of talk time) X $7 per minute = $293,580.00 in talk time! How amazing is that? Almost $300,000 collected for the troops in a little over a year. Chapter 528 is an amazing group-each and every one of you! Thank you all so very much for your efforts and support again this year. We are approaching our goal for 2009 of 3,000 phones. We are currently at 2,668 total. That includes the 699 collected from the VVA events and collections. See what happens when good people get together with good people?