Technology Relief Initiative has actively worked with the San Diego community to collect, refurbish, and donate over 100 devices to the underprivileged.
In June, TRI posted on Nextdoor, a hyperlocal social media platform, drawing attention to the organization. Many people had old phones, laptops, tablets, and PCs that they were willing to donate. In the next 2 weeks, TRI went to twenty households across San Diego to pick up over twenty laptops, five PCs, ten phones, and five tablets. Recently, TRI went to Greystar Real Estate Partners in Escondido to pick up twenty-five laptops they phased out as part of a device overhaul.
In early July, ABC10 news reporter Michael Chen noticed TRI's efforts in bridging the digital divide. He wanted to interview the nonprofit to get an idea of their mission, past achievements, and hopes for the future. Mr. Chen took photos of their refurbished laptops and spare parts. He also interviewed TRI to get information about its founding and dedication to serve the underprivileged. The story aired on ABC10 News' Positvely San Diego segment.
Within the next day, there were over fifteen device donation requests from people all over San Diego County. Many businesses who had completed device upgrades were willing to donate their old devices to TRI. As of July 11, 2022, over 100 devices have been picked up, including over fifty laptops and twenty-five phones.
TRI is grateful to ABC10 News and the city of San Diego for their generosity and helping bridge the digital gap. They will continue to pick up, refurbish, and donate devices to meet the technological needs of the underprivileged.
Reach out to TRI by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with any inquiries, requests, or donations.
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Published on 7/12/2022 by Rohan Agarwal