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[SLUG] [Computerbank] Call for assistance
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- Subject: [SLUG] [Computerbank] Call for assistance
- From: Dan Treacy <dan@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2004 14:33:31 +1100
- Organization: Computerbank NSW
- Reply-to: dan@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Sorry for the tangetially off topic post but Computerbank Sydney
requires your help. Yes, all of you!
After being lovingly and most spendidly shafted by another "community"
group who had promised us storage space then informed us yesterday that
sorry no we wouldn't be able to use it, we now have a LARGE number of
pallets of computers and nowhere to put them.
You can help in a number of ways.
If you or your company or anyone you know or even your worst enemies
might have some space they would be willing to donate to Computerbank so
we can store these pallets temporarily you or they would have our
undying gratitude. The only requirements are that it be in the Sydney
area, be lockable and keeps the machines out of the weather.
As free storage space in Sydney is at a premium the alternative is to
contribute generously to the CBSydney Storage Fund which will enable us
to get temporary commerical storage. Corporate donations of large checks
graciously recieved as well as small donations from many individuals.
For those of you who aren't aware of Computerbank and what we do we take
donated computers (which is what these are) from Corporate entities and
individuals and then refurbish them, Install free software (currently
Debian GNU/Linux) and then give the computers away to community groups,
schools, disadvanatged individuals etc. Anyone who wouldn't normally be
able to really afford a computer.
So please, it's a good cause and we're in a bit of a pickle at the
moment so any help you or anyone you know can provide would be much
I can be reached for any questions at dan@xxxxxxxxxxxx or on 0410526200
at any time.
Thanks in advance for your help.