ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WTVD) -- The Rocky Mount Police Department is launching an initiative this Wednesday in partnership with Secure the Call.
It is to collect old phones from the community and give them to those in need as 911-only phones.
They're primarily for domestic-abuse survivors, senior citizens, and others who may need them to get help quickly.
The police department will set up collection boxes throughout Rocky Mount, where residents can donate old or unused phones and accessories.
Secure the Call is a national coalition that includes more than 400 organizations including Police Departments, battered women's shelters, neighborhood watch groups and other organizations.
Secure the Call will clear old phones of any data.