Rather than selling off servers and equipment to parts suppliers, we made the decision to donate these computers to the Urban Renewal Corp, so they may be put to good use
Clifton, NJ (PRWEB) April 14, 2009
DedicatedNOW, the leader in fully managed dedicated servers, announced today the donation of hundreds of dedicated servers to the Urban Renewal Corp (URC), a community-based non-profit organization that provides emergency services, counseling, housing and vocational training for the homeless and economically disadvantaged in New Jersey. DedicatedNOW, realizes the hardship felt by many due the current economic crisis, not only locally in New Jersey but across the country. "Rather than selling off servers and equipment to parts suppliers, we made the decision to donate these computers to the Urban Renewal Corp, so they may be put to good use," says Matthew McCormick, Director of Operations for DedicatedNOW.
Given the current economic decline, there is no shortage of homeless or jobless citizens in America. In addition to housing and rehabilitation services, URC's goal is to find the best way to get people back to work. "The common denominator seemed to be computers," says Lane Jacobs, Founder and President of URC. "Every company, regardless of the industry, needs computers to operate. So, we felt that computer training would put our clients one step ahead in their job search," says Jacobs.
URC's Computer Training Program teaches the jobless to repair, maintain and operate computers. At the end of the program, students are given the computers for their own use. Any computers which are unable to be rehabilitated are sold to local recycling companies, thereby generating additional revenue for the organization. URC's computer literacy program provides beginner to advanced classes as needed to compete in today's job market. With vocational training programs that include computer salvage, repair and refurbishing, building maintenance and facilities management, URC is a savior to many during these tough times.
DedicatedNOW plans another similar contribution of dedicated servers later this year.
To find out how you can help the homeless and unemployed in New Jersey, please contact Lane Jacobs at 973-632-9343 or via email at lane (at) urbanrenewal (dot) org.
For more information about DedicatedNOW's managed dedicated hosting and collocation services in New Jersey, please contact Josh Ewin, Director of Sales & Marketing at 973-572-1078 or via email at jewin (at) fortressitx (dot) com.
Since 2003, DedicatedNOW has led the managed dedicated server hosting industry by providing comprehensive management of dedicated servers. With an emphasis on customized dedicated server solutions and adaptive customer support, DedicatedNOW leverages its partnerships and redundant network to provide unparalleled performance for its customers. Find out more about DedicatedNOW online at http://www.dedicatednow.com.
About Urban Renewal Corp:
URC is a community based non-profit organization that has been providing emergency services in New Jersey for almost two decades. URC provides emergency housing, primary medical care, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment and counseling, vocational education and job training. Find out more about URC online at http://www.urbanrenewal.org.
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