- Associated Press - Saturday, August 15, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The Albuquerque City Council is considering a proposal that would donate old city cell phones to a domestic violence shelter.

KRQUE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1NidyQO ) reports that the resolution would give out-of-date or unusable portable devices to S.A.F.E. House New Mexico. The organization provides shelter and services to domestic violence survivors.

Councilor Brad Winter introduced the proposal and says there are several unused devices in city hall.

S.A.F.E. House executive director Michele Fuller says many people who come there don’t have phones of their own, which are sometimes taken from them by an abuser.

The group provides cell phones as a basic safety measure.

Fuller says the organization can also recycle extra phones for cash and use that for program funding.

The proposal goes before the city council on Monday.

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Information from: KRQE-TV, http://www.krqe.com

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