Cell Phones for Safety

The Massena Police Department in cooperation with the Massena Senior Citizens Center and the Massena Independent Living Center is sponsoring “Cell Phones for Safety,” a program designed to provide a cellular telephone to people to be used for emergency 911 calls.

A disconnected cellular phone may still be used to call Emergency 911, provided that it is charged.This service is valuable to people that are traveling in vehicles, or those who spend time away from a phone.We are asking people to donate their old, or discarded cellular phones to the Massena Police Department.We ask that the phone be in working condition and have the appropriate charging equipment.The Massena Senior Citizens and Massena Independent Living Center will distribute them to those in need.Primarily, we will give preference to elderly people or disabled people.

Those interested in donating cellular phones can drop the phones off to the Massena Police Department.People interested in receiving a phone may contact the Massena Senior Citizens Center at 315-769-7810 or Massena Independent Living Center at 315-764-9442.