Exercise 4

From: Larry Walker, Information Resources

Date: September 9, 2004

Re: Volunteer Opportunity

I want to let all employees know about a nonprofit organization in our community that really deserves our support. It’s the Westside Computer Resource Center.

The Westside Computer Resource Center has been in existence since 1994. Its mission is to take broken, discarded, or outdated computers and repair and rebuild them. It then donates the newly refurbished machines to schools, other nonprofits, Third World countries, and other deserving recipients, completely free of charge.

In addition to its recycling and repair service, the WCRC offers free technical training to young people and others who may not be able to afford it otherwise.

I have been working with the WCRC for the last six months, and would like to urge you to have your department donate old computers, parts, and peripherals to us. WCRC also needs volunteers to spend a few hours a week to help repair and rebuild computers, as well as assist in its training program. If you are interested in helping the WCRC, please call me at Extension 346.