Collecting computer equipment

By Charlene Hoeflich

February 27, 2014

POMEROY —The first donation of equipment contributed for the “Computers for Children” program initiated last week by Iva Sisson, of Rutland, was made Tuesday.

The Mulberry Community Center, which had a bank of computers for students some time ago that were no longer in use, donated them to the project. Included were eight towers, five scanners and seven monitors, some of which were too old to refurbish, but others that are being worked on by students at Meigs High School.

Donations are being accepted for the programs and anyone with something to contribute is asked to call Sisson at (740) 734-2187.

An account has been set up at Farmers Bank to receive cash donations for the project. The money will be used to purchase some needed repair parts for the computers and for purchasing flash drives so that the students can put their homework assignments on the flash drive, unload onto a computer at home supplied through the program, do their work, reload the completed material and take it back to school the next day.

No internet connection is needed.