Alright, who is getting a new laptop this year? Do you know what to do with your old one? Here is my advice, give it to a veteran. Here is how:
Laptops for Veterans
Have a laptop computer that you no longer need, or that isn’t working properly? Donate it to a local veteran!
Many of our local veterans are in need of a usable, portable laptop to help them in their day-to-day lives. Steve Hammond, of The Real Estate Learning Group, and Art Vuilleumie, of Just-In-Time! Technology Services, have partnered up to start a program called Laptops for Veterans that provides them to deserving veterans, many of which are homeless.
Laptops can be dropped off at The Greater Portland Board of Realtors office and Steve and Art will ensure that all of your data is securely wiped off of the system and a new operating system is installed.
Eric Flynn, GPBR President-Elect, said he is excited The Greater Portland Board of REALTORS® is able to help be a part of this project. “It is great when we can help out those who have served our country, and we thank Steve and Art for creating this program,” he said. “Members can be assured that all of their personal data will removed from any donated laptops, as new Linux operating systems will be installed on them.”
Donated laptops should meet the following requirements:
Ideally between 3-5 years old, but no older than 7 years old.
Functional, but that may not be running well or correctly
Has a power supply – the battery itself does not need to work; they will replace it.
If you are unsure, drop it off anyway, and they will figure out whether or not it will work for them
Laptops can be dropped off at our office at 2271 Congress St. in Portland. Help veterans who have served our country, and keep your old laptops out of the recycling and waste stream!