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Wolcottville, Indiana 46795


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KENDALLVILLE/WOLCOTTVILLE, March 26, 2009: Pat & Kathy Young, owners of Young Family Funeral Homes of Kendallville and Wolcottville announced today that their firm has been selected to become an exclusive, certified Veterans & Family Memorial Care Provider for Noble and LaGrange Counties. VFMC Providers are family owned & operated. They are selected for upholding the highest level of ethical business standards and integrity while providing outstanding, affordable professional service. The staff at Young Family Funeral Homes are experts in assisting families with all aspects of the final arrangement process. They work closely with all Veterans Service Organizations and local Hospices.


The government does an excellent job providing veterans and their spouses with burial benefits if you use a Veterans National or State cemetery, however there are very limited benefits for the funeral or cremation arrangements. Pat & Kathy Young, owners of Young Family Funeral Homes have demonstrated a willingness and commitment to reach out to veterans and their families by extending benefits and savings beyond those provided by the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs. This includes a preneed discount off services and merchandise to veterans and their spouses as well as a complimentary wood and glass flag case to the surviving spouse of a veteran who has pre-arranged via the VFMC program.


Another way VFMC Providers are reaching out is by their participation in the Cell Phones for Soldiers program. More than 150,000 troops are serving overseas and are away from their families. Hundreds of Veterans & Family Memorial Care Providers nationwide are calling on all Americans to support these brave men and women by donating your old, unused cell phones. Included in becoming an Exclusive Veterans & Family Memorial Care Provider, Young Family Funeral Homes in Kendallville and Wolcottville have become an official drop off site for Cell Phones for Soldiers to help troops stay connected with their families.


Local residents can support the collection drive by donating their phones at Young Family Funeral Home located at 222 South State Street in Kendallville Monday through Friday during normal business hours and at Young Family Funeral Home located at 100 Cemetery Street and State Road 9 North in Wolcottville between the hours of 9 a.m. and noon on the first Wednesday and Saturday of each month starting April 1st.

“We’re proud to show our support for our U.S. troops, and to contribute to a worthy cause like Cell Phones for Soldiers” says Kathy Young, owner of Young Family Funeral Homes.


Cell Phones for Soldiers was founded by teenagers Robbie and Brittany Bergquist from Norwell, MA.with $21 of their own money. Since then the registered 501c3 non-profit organization has raised almost $1 million in donations and distributed more than 500,000 prepaid calling cards to soldiers serving overseas.


The donated phones are sent to ReCellular, which pays Cell Phones for Soldiers for each phone, enough to provide an hour of talk time to soldiers abroad.


Approximately half of the phones ReCellular processes are reconditioned and resold to wholesale companies in over 40 countries around the world. Phones and components that cannot be refurbished are dismantled and recycled to reclaim materials.

You can help Young Family Funeral Homes in their goal to help provide every U.S. soldier with a way to call home for free. For more information visit www.VeteransFuneralHomes.com

or call Young Family Funeral Homes at 260-347-0950 or 260-854-2251 or visit their website at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com


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