The drawdown in the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts has meant that the number of military veterans returning to civilian life is increasing. But the sluggish economy means that many of these returning military veterans face high unemployment.
The nonprofit PCs4Vets is helping disadvantaged military veterans boost their chances of finding employment opportunities by providing free computers, free software, and free educational classes to veterans and even veteran spouses, according to their website at www.PCs4Veterans.org.
According to Mike Baker, Executive Director of PCs4Vets, "The resources we provide in tools and training will help many of our veterans and their spouses. We also have computer refurbishing certification classes that can even help entrepreneurial veterans and their spouses start refurbishing businesses on their own, too."
PCs4Vets is also known for being an environmentally friendly, green nonprofit. Last year, November 2012, they hosted a free weekend e-waste event, wherein they accepted e-waste from the community at no charge, and in turn helped to recycle the e-waste.
This year 2013, PCs4Vets is accepting used computers and old electronics from corporations, universities, small businesses, and anyone who would like to have these items refurbished then donated for free to veterans in need. Tax deductible receipts are issued for these donations.
So if you have any used, old, out-of-service, and/or end-of-life laptops, desktops, hard drives, cellphones, notebooks, tablets, printers, and other computer accessories that you would like to donate to PCs4Vets, contact Executive Director Mike Baker at the nonprofit's website link: www.pcs4veterans.org/donate/
It's now our turn as a nation and as a Society to help those military veterans in need who have sacrificed so much to not only maintain our nation's way of life but who have also given much of themselves in the service of the United States to uphold our US Constitution.