Computer Giveaway Day
Las Vegas, Neveda HUD Office

[Photo 1: Mr. Miles speaking at the podium with Messrs. Collins and Jablanka at his side]
Mr. Ronald Miles (right) Operations Specialist of the Las Vegas HUD office introduces representatives of the United States District Court and Probation Office in Las Vegas, Mr. Tom Collins (Supervisor)(left) and Richard Jablanka (middle).

The Las Vegas HUD Office in partnership with the United States District Court Probation Office in Las Vegas recently joined efforts in providing used computers and peripherals to 6 non-profits working in the Las Vegas Community. The faith -based and community organizations strive to bring skills and training to their clients.� The probation office in Las Vegas contacted the local HUD office to assist with identifying� organization and distributing the computers and peripherals. The Las Vegas HUD Office knew of non-profits, community and faith based organizations that could use these computers.� The staff at the Las Vegas Office volunteered to pickup the computers and to identify interested groups that focused on bridging the digital divide. Faith-based and community groups submitted letters of request for the equipment. The recipients included: Greater New Jerusalem Family Life Center, HELP Las Vegas, Committed 100 Men, McFarland Senior Housing project, Trinity Christian School and Tech Start.� Between 40 computers and 20 printers were distributed to these agencies.

[Photo 2: Three members of Committed 100 Men, Inc. and students of the Trinity Christian School] [Photo 3: Residents of McFarland Senior Housing]
Pictured above are 3 members of Committed 100 Men, Inc.� This is a grassroots community youth development and mentoring organization committed to offering “at risk youth” of single female households positive choices.� The youth strive to grow from boys to young men.� Also above are 3 students of the Trinity Christian School, a private school k-12 that serves the inner city.� Trinity Christian School provides many scholarships to low and moderate-income families for attendance to the school. Pictured above are residents of McFarland Senior Housing, HUD 202 development sponsored by Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada.� McFarland Senior Housing has a “Neighborhood Network” computer program for their residents that enables them to continue to learn and to explore technology.

Content Archived: August 16, 2011