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Going Green: Recycling that Benefits Our Military

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Camouflage isn’t the only green thing associated with the military.  Did you know that you can give gently used items a second life by donating them to organizations that support our nation’s military families? 

Below are few ways to help our brave servicemen and women while also “going green”:

Books
Finished your summer reading list?  Donate books that you’ve already enjoyed to Operation Paperback, an organization that sends books to American troops overseas and military families at home.

Wedding Dresses
Your beautiful wedding dress doesn’t have to be worn only once. Brides Across America accepts gently used wedding dresses and gives them away to military brides facing financial obstacles.

Cell Phones
If you’re going to be eligible for an upgrade soon, donate your used cell phone to Cell Phones for Soldiers.  Dedicated to providing cost-free communication to members of the military, this nonprofit has recycled more than 10.8 million cell phones!

Computers
Like cell phones, computers often end up in landfills when they could be repurposed or donated.  The organization Computers with Causes provides computers to Americans in need all over the country, and has a donation program specifically for disabled Veterans and their families. 

Have you recycled similar items?  What organizations do you like to donate to?  Let us know by commenting below, or by e-mailing green@wnco.comDING!  You are now free to be green!