Center's 32 computers and monitors fill a vital need in the rural community

IMMOKALEE, Fla., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EMBARQ today made a significant donation of repurposed computer equipment to the One by One Leadership Foundation's Immokalee Technology Center in Immokalee, FL. The donation includes 32 Dell PCs, monitors, and network resources and is valued at more than $7,000.


"Through donations like these, we at EMBARQ are working toward important community goals," said Tom McEvoy, president-EMBARQ Business. "We emphasize supporting education, especially in the markets we serve, and we emphasize remaining vitally involved in those communities."

McEvoy was among several EMBARQ employees on hand to help open the Technology Center, which will benefit the community by providing much needed high-tech resources. He said the donation also furthers the company's "green" emphasis.

"Green is more than just one of our primary company colors," he said. "This donation follows EMBARQ's company-wide Green plan to reclaim and repurpose our assets. This is one important way that we can do that and help our communities at the same time."

EMBARQ will make additional computer equipment donations to school systems, local economic development groups, and community outreach organizations throughout the markets it serves. A similar donation in June to Florida A&M University in Tallahassee benefited the university's engineering department.


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