Roscoe business promotes tech safety, offers scholarship

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ROSCOE, Illinois — Texting while driving is a problem that isn’t going away. Apple Shack repair has announced participation in a public service commitment with StopTextsStopWrecks.org to raise awareness of the serious dangers that can occur when people use their phones while driving.

The effort is made in participation with the Ad Council and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and focuses on informing individuals, giving them tips to avoid texting. A scholarship is also offered with Project Yellow Light that is available to high school students and college students.

As a tech business and member of the community, I feel it’s important that we speak out about the danger of using your phone while driving,” said Anthony Jenkins, owner of Apple Shack. “We carefully considered choices of partners. Collaborating with the Ad Council and NHTSA gives us an unbiased partner that will help people make changes that can save lives.”

Those interested in the scholarship are urged to stop in the Apple Shack location at 11704 Main St., Roscoe. Students can obtain information about creating the required public service video about texting and driving as well as how to enter. Winners will be chosen in May 2015.

Apple Shack will also be providing important information and statistics regarding the hazards of texting and driving on their Facebook site.

For more about risks of texting and driving or the Project Yellow Light scholarship, visit www.AppleShackRepair.com.

Apple Shack specializes in the repair and service of smart phones, tablets, MP3 players, and laptops. Located in the heart of Roscoe, Apple Shack’s technicians offer full-service professional care of customer’s devices and outstanding customer service. Apple Shack pledges to further assist patrons with continuing education. Anthony Jenkins, owner, promises to use environmentally conscious practices, a strong sense of community involvement, and products chosen with the best interest of both the customer and the planet in mind to best serve clients.

Posted Jan. 19, 2015

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