Sen. Schuitmaker, AT&T Deliver Free Phone Cards to Michigan Active Duty Military Families

LANSING—Military families from southwest Michigan will stay better connected with their loved ones stationed overseas thanks to 100 free phone cards made available to the Jackson Armory by AT&T and announced today by state Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker. The Jackson Armory serves military families in Kalamazoo as well as Branch, Berrien, Calhoun, Cass, Hillsdale, Jackson, St. Joseph and Van Buren counties.

“We can never thank our military families enough for the sacrifices they make to keep our nation safe,” said state Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, R-Lawton. “Helping them stay in touch through AT&T’s great calling card program is a small but well deserved token of our appreciation.”

In total, 1,000 phone cards were presented to active duty members of the military and their families today at armories across Michigan.

“Families across the state will stay better connected with their loved ones serving our nation overseas thanks to these phone cards,” said Family Assistance Coordinator Justin Dyess from Michigan’s Joint Forces Headquarters in Lansing. “We are grateful to lawmakers and companies like AT&T for their continuing support of our armed forces.”

Since the onset of hostilities in the Middle East, AT&T has donated more than $6 million in prepaid phone cards to our troops.

“For those of us at home, it’s impossible to imagine the reality faced by our troops each day. Helping them stay in touch with their families is just a small way of saying ‘thank you’ for all they do,” said AT&T President Jim Murray. “These AT&T phone cards will keep them connected no matter where overseas they’re serving, from Kuwait to Iraq and Afghanistan.”

Calling cards were presented this week to Camp Grayling as well as Michigan armories in Grand Ledge, Jackson, Ishpeming, Sault Ste. Marie, Taylor and Wyoming.