by Linda Lombardi, Literary Manager
Arena Stage is proud to announce two partnerships in conjunction with Healing Wars. Throughout the run we’ll be partnering with Cell Phones for Soldiers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing cost-free communication services to active-duty military members and veterans, and a new social media platform, Lettrs, dedicated to bringing back the lost art of letter writing!
You can help American troops call home by donating your gently-used cell phones to Cell Phones for Soldiers. Each phone donated helps provide free communication tools for active-duty military members and assists veterans as they transition to post-military life.
Since 2004, Cell Phones for Soldiers...
- Have provided more than 204 million minutes of free talk time.
- Mails approximately 7,500 calling cards each week.
- Recycled more than 11 million cell phones, reducing the impact on landfills.
- July 2012 launched Helping Heroes Home, to provide emergency funds for returning veterans to alleviate communication challenges as well as physical, emotional and assimilation hardships.
- Since July 2012, Helping Heroes Home has assisted more than 400 veterans and their families with emergency funding.
Simply bring your old phone to the public drop-off location at our Visitor Services desk and we’ll take care of the rest!
We have formed a partnership with Lettrs.com, designed to bring back the art of meaningful communications by helping the writer create more thoughtful, beautiful, impactful and enhanced written pieces.This innovative platform allows you to share your thoughts about Healing Wars in a new, unique way.
Use the Lettrs app or visit Lettrs.com to enhance your words around a theme of your choice and share your letter with anyone in the world, allowing the receiver to view and respond via smartphone or on the web. Share your thoughts with the cast or consider sending a message of support to our troops and veterans.
Photo: Tamara Hurwitz Pullman in Healing Wars at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater June 6-29, 2014 (photo by Teresa Wood).