[svlug] [fwd] 1,000 Used Computers Needed for Hurricane Relief; Other Tech Relief Projects
steve at itsage.com
Fri Sep 30 14:08:44 PDT 2005
I have a couple of boxes of 'bits' I was saving for John Conover's pet
project - computers for retirementt homes.
However, I'm sure he wouldn't mind if we used them for this instead...
I really forget whats in there, but I think there's a bunch of nics,
motherboards ranging from k6-2's and up, a couple of keyboards, sound
cards, etc etc
If someone can provide transport, I'd be happy to donate them...
Bill Kendrick wrote:
>I realize Davis a bit far away, but it looks like UC Davis might be able
>to supply some PCs for hurricane relief, if the LUGs can help put Linux
>on them (due to licensing issues with MS software, of course).
>For those interested... feel free to contact me privately, or ping
>----- Forwarded message from DrBen Timmons <drben54 at earthlink.net> -----
>Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2005 11:10:36 -0700
>From: DrBen Timmons <drben54 at earthlink.net>
>Subject: Re: [vox] [fwd] 1,000 Used Computers Needed for Hurricane Relief;
> Other Tech Relief Projects
>To: "LUGOD's general discussion mailing list" <vox at lists.lugod.org>
>Reply-To: "LUGOD's general discussion mailing list" <vox at lists.lugod.org>
>Dear Lugod folks:
>I've spoken to UCD's Material Management top people and they are
>interested in donating equipment if LUGOD could help load the systems.
>We estimate that we could do 50 systems complete maybe more without
>monitors. Loading a good LINUX package dumbed down to resemble Windows
>eliminates nasty licensing issues.
>Please let me know if anyone from LUGOD is interested in working on the
>"Mother of all Install-Fests"?
>If we get interest, We can place another call to Baton Rouge and see
>bwtimmons at ucdavis.edu
>Bill Kendrick wrote:
>>----- Forwarded message from Steve Hargadon <steve at hargadon.com> -----
>>Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2005 10:08:47 -0400 (EDT)
>>From: Steve Hargadon <steve at hargadon.com>
>>Subject: 1,000 Used Computers Needed for Hurricane Relief; Other Tech
>>Baton Rouge (LA) needs 1,000 Computers / How Techies Can Help /
>>1. BATON ROUGE NEEDS USED COMPUTERS: [The
>>following note is from Nancy Jo Craig, the
>>Executive Director of CACRC in Baton Rouge. Please
>>consider forwarding this to anyone involved in the
>>disposition decisions for excess used equipment in
>>your school or organization.]
>>"The Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council (CACRC)
>>is a non-profit electronic recycler/refurbisher
>>currently helping in the Hurricane relief effort.
>>The demand is ever growing for computers. Displaced
>>non-profits from New Orleans and the southern
>>parishes are in need of computers for start-up.
>>Shelters from Louisiana and Mississippi are asking
>>for computers and there will be a long term need for
>>displaced families to have computers in their new
>>homes. The FEMA trailer parks will need to have
>>technology available as well.
>>"The CACRC would like to be able to provide at a
>>minimum 200 computers to non-profits, 300 to 500 to
>>shelters around the region (we had a request for 100
>>today), and another 500 for displaced families. We
>>have ~ 100 computers on hand.
>>"We can use Pentium II and up with working monitors.
>>Our warehouse can upload and download pallets of
>>equipment. The CACRC can provide a letter of
>>donation to any donor requiring one.
>>"Thanks for your assistance in this. Help down this
>>way is deeply appreciated. We are in this for the
>>Nancy Jo Craig
>>Njcwings at aol.com"
>>2. WHAT TO DO IF YOU WANT TO DONATE ONE OR TWO
>>COMPUTERS: www.DIYparts.org has been managing a
>>geographical database of individuals who want to
>>donate, trade, or sell computer equipment.
>>Specifically, they have helped tremendously with the
>>hurricane relief effort. You can visit their
>>website and list your equipment.
>>3. WHAT TO DO IF YOU WANT TO DONATE YOUR
>>TECHNOLOGY EXPERTISE: www.TechVolunteers.com is
>>registering technology people who want to help. The
>>Red Cross also contacted us and asked us to send
>>tech volunteers to
>>you get their "Introduction to Disasters" online
>>course, and can then contact the local chapter to
>>get into their system. (Note that this link only
>>appears to work in Microsoft Internet Explorer and
>>not in Firefox.)
>>4. HAVE A LOCAL SHELTER NEAR YOU THAT NEEDS
>>QUICK & EASY INTERNET KIOSKS? Visit our
>>hurricane humanitarian website,
>>www.PublicWebStations.com, to download a CD-based
>>program and set up a bullet-proof Firefox web station
>>on an older computer in less than 5 minutes.
>>Publicized nationally, including by ABCnews.com.
>>Thanks for taking the time and for your consideration,
>>email: steve at hargadon.com
>>----- End forwarded message -----
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