Lori MacVittie brought to my attention recently a very worthwhile charity, Operation Homelink. We usually don't mention items like this on the blog, but I think this charity deserves some attention and hopefully support from you, our kind readers. So allow me to beg your patience and consideration for what follows here.
Basically, Operation Homelink donates refurbished computers to the parents or spouses of those deployed overseas. The goal is to connect families via email, web, etc. who otherwise would not be able to connect as often or frequently as they'd like. Of course if you know of someone with a loved one in the service of the United States, please encourage them to request a free computer.
More importantly, however, the program needs your help directly. Currently Operation Homelink cannot meet national demand from military families. So if your company is in a position to donate idle machines, we encourage you to contact the folks at redemtech (they assist Operation Homelink in gathering equipment). Just ask for Alison Golan there, and tell her that NWC sent you. Thanks for your help and indulgence everyone.