"ComputerCorps keeps on growing"
By: John Sammon, Appeal Staff Writer
Sunday, May 16, 1999
By: John Sammon, Appeal Staff Writer Sunday, May 16, 1999
The growth of ComputerCorps is propelling the nonprofit toward the goal of providing a computer for every family in the community in need.
"We're trying to fill a void," said Ron Norton, program director and founder of ComputerCorps along with wife Judy Feaster-Norton. "If a person, a family or organization needs a computer, we get it to them."
Formed a year-and-a-half ago, ComputerCorps is located in a historic, red brick building built in 1865, once owned by the operators of the Mexican Mill (gold and silver miners), and later in the 1950s as part of the Darling Ranch.
Norton, who was a computer consultant before moving to Carson City, said he (his wife, Judy) came up with the idea providing computers to those in need eight years ago.
Some computers that come in are not
adaptable to Y2K, but go out ready for the turn of the century.
The organization has helped numerous
schools acquire computers. Gleason School in Carson City, a school for special
needs children and teacher training, received eight computers, while Silver
Springs Elementary School got 20. Carson High School has also received
????? The program has about 100
computers on the premises under repair or upgrades, with another 300 at a
"We're trying to keep up with the
response. We need more donated computers and more participation," he said.
"What we want to do is create a model in Nevada and the country -- setting
up local technology centers in communities where computers are in short
Volunteers and money donations are gratefully accepted. People interested in donating may call 882-8787. Computer Corps also has a web page at www.computercorps.org
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