NEW YORK, Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday, Cell Phones for Soldiers Co-Founders Robbie and Brittany Bergquist were welcomed into the Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2017 for their efforts to connect military members serving around the globe. Previous winners have included Mark Zuckerberg, Snapchat's Evan Spiegel, SNL's Kate McKinnon, Chance the Rapper, and YouTube phenom Michelle Phan. And now Robbie and Brittany Bergquist have been recognized for being one of America's top young game-changers and entrepreneurs.
Forbes has been compiling this list since 2012. Their 30 Under 30 community is now 4,000 strong the world over, from the U.S. to Europe to Asia. This year the competition was more extreme than ever before: 15,000+ nominations for just 600 spots. Today, the Forbes 30 Under 30 is harder to get into than Stanford or Harvard.
The list is now live online, https://www.forbes.com/30-under-30-2017/, and the magazine with 17 pages of wall-to-wall 30 Under 30 coverage goes on stands on January 10th.
About Cell Phones for Soldiers:
Cell Phones for Soldiers (CPFS) is a national nonprofit organization 501(c)(3) dedicated to providing cost-free communication services, devices and emergency funding to active-duty military members and veterans. Founded in 2004 by two middle school students, siblings Robbie & Brittany Bergquist, Cell Phones for Soldiers has provided more than 300 million minutes of free air time to veterans and military men and women serving around the globe.
- CPFS' Minutes that Matter Program: Mails approximately 130,000 calling cards to veterans each year; Provides an average 25 million minutes per year and growing.
- CPFS' Helping Heroes Home Program: Since July 2012, this veterans program has assisted more than 3,100 veterans and their families with direct emergency funding.
- To date, CPFS has recycled more than 15 million cell phones, reducing the impact on landfills.
- CPFS can handle the total life cycle of cell phones end to end; Data Wipe, Repair, Reuse, and Downstream R2 Certified Recycling.
- www.CellPhonesForSoldiers.com Click to read our goal
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