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Do you have an old cell phone laying around your house? If you do, you could help a soldier overseas in Afghanistan have a conversation with one of their loved ones From the Ohio Valley.

Chambers and James Funeral Home has already collected almost 500 valentines and 25 cell phones so far as part of "Operation Valentine." Each cell phone will give one soldier overseas an hour of free talk time to speak with a loved one here in the states.

Eric Fithyan, owner of Chambers and James Funeral Home told WTRF.com, "Last year, we also received cards back from a captain in Afghanistan thanking the children and seniors for sending valentines cards."

This is the second year Chambers-James Funeral Home has sent cards to a troop with soldiers  from Brooke County.  

The funeral home is also collecting used cell phones for a charity called "Cell Phones for Soldiers," which will be traded in to for pre paid calling cards.

The cards and cell phones will be sent Monday just in time for Valentines day.

Chambers and James funeral homes will be collecting the valentines and cell phones until Friday at 4 p.m.