FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lauren Hames 407-246-3106
MAYOR DYER TO ASSIST TECH OUTREACH PROJECT DURING COMPUTER GIVEAWAY
ORLANDO, Fla. (June 4, 2004) -- Residents of Orlando’s Parramore
neighborhood will receive free computers from the Tech Outreach Project this
Saturday, June 5, 2004, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Callahan Neighborhood
The Tech Outreach Project will give away 50 computers to residents in the
Parramore Heritage District. Mayor Dyer and the Orlando chapter of Omega Psi Phi
fraternity will greet recipients and assist them in loading the computers into
their vehicles. To receive a computer, the recipient must be a client of the
Callahan Neighborhood Center and have some computer training.
The Tech Outreach Project is part of an effort by The Willie Clark Foundation to
bridge the technology gap in Central Florida’s impoverished neighborhoods. The
project, which involved asking corporations to donate their used computers, has
distributed approximately 500 computers to individuals, senior citizen centers,
daycare centers, community service organizations, neighborhood centers and
churches. Additional giveaways will take place at centers in the Parramore
neighborhood throughout the year.
The Tech Outreach Project is the first of many efforts to come from the Willie
Clark Foundation. The non-profit corporation’s mission is to work in
disadvantaged neighborhoods to foster community development, personal
development, racial reconciliation and governance.
For more information, contact Willie Clark at 407-245-7748 or 407-797-1058.
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