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Upgrading to the New iPhone? MaxBack.com to Donate $11 Per Exchange to Help Veterans

October 11, 2011

ERIE, Pa., Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — MaxBack.com, a leading buyback program that pays consumers top-dollar for their gently used small electronics, is donating $11 to the Rocke Solid McShane Foundation for every cash-for-product exchange made now through November 30. With unprecedented demand for the new iPhone 4S, the company is urging gadget-lovers to turn in their old cell phones for cash and help a veteran in need.

Rocke Solid McShane Foundation (RSMF) is a national nonprofit that serves veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The foundation’s flagship program, Service Pets for Service Vets(TM), trains and certifies service dogs and pairs those dogs with veterans who have PTSD — all free-of-charge.

“MaxBack is proud to partner with Rocke Solid for this Veterans Day promotion,” said MaxBack Program Coordinator Michael Ryan. “With the launch of the new iPhone, this is a perfect opportunity for anyone planning to upgrade to the next-generation phone to put some extra money in their pocket while making a life-changing charitable gift to a veteran.”

The National Alliance on Mental Illness defines PTSD as an anxiety disorder that can develop after a person is exposed to a traumatic event. For veterans, PTSD was once referred to as “shell shock” or “battle fatigue” and is most often related to combat or military exposure. It affects an estimated 15 to 20 percent of veterans.

RSMF Executive Director Holly Dhaliwal said, “A study at Walter Reed [National Military Medical Center] shows that PTSD patients with service dogs were 40 percent less dependent on their medication and better able to maintain their recovery goals compared to patients without service dogs. Unlike a therapist, friend or even a spouse, a dog can help a vet with PTSD navigate daily stressors around the clock.”

To take advantage of MaxBack’s 11/11/11 promotion, visit MaxBack.com through November 30, 2011 and use the code “DONATE2VETS” when prompted during checkout. For every cell phone, iPod, video game or tablet exchange valued at $100 or more, MaxBack will donate $11 to Service Pets for Service Vets. There is a limit of one $11 donation per customer; donations do not affect cash given for product.

About MaxBack

MaxBack.com provides consumers with a quote for their gently used smartphones, iPods, video games and tablets. After the quote is accepted and the item is shipped to MaxBack, it is carefully inspected to verify the condition is consistent with the consumer’s assessment and that the gadget can be remarketed. MaxBack then pays the consumer the max amount back via PayPal, Amazon gift card or personal check. MaxBack is a program of Environmental Reclamation Services Inc., a zero-landfill, ISO-14001-certified, reverse-logistics company owned by Clover Technologies Group Inc. Learn more at MaxBack.com or facebook.com/MaxBackRewards.

About The Rocke Solid McShane Foundation

The Rocke Solid McShane Foundation (RSMF) is a nonprofit organization providing support to military members and disadvantaged populations. RSMF offers programs that afford training, services and benevolent assistance to those in need. Founded in 2010, Service Pets for Service Vets is RSMF’s flagship program and offers therapeutic service dogs at no cost to veterans diagnosed with PTSD. For more information, visit rsmf.org. Stories of veterans that have been paired with service dogs can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeGG_vgU_DQ.


Source: PR Newswire