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Tech 4 Troops and ECPI Host Open Donation Day

Tell your family, tell your friends – this event is free and open to the public.

Do you want to do something to improve the lives of our local veterans, keep waste out of landfills, and get rid of those old electronic items that are cluttering up the corners of your life?

Gather up those old electronics and bring them to the ECPI location at 4305 Cox Rd on Saturday, January 14th from 10:00am-3:00 pm. Mark Casper from Tech 4 Troops will be there to explain more about their electronics recycling program and collect whatever electronic items and accessories you wish to donate. (See the list below for items they can/can’t use.)

Non-working items are ok – if they can’t fix them, some of the veterans use the pieces for art projects. Nothing is wasted.

**No need to wipe your data if you don’t know how (no need to smash it or put a nail through the motherboard) – these guys will wipe the data for you using software approved by the US Department of Defense and the National Security Agency.**

Tech For Troops Project®

Our Mission: “Tech For Troops Project provides Free refurbished computers to veterans, enabling them to connect with employers and develop essential computer skills. We hire veterans and provide technical training, keep usable computers out of the landfill, and recycle electronics in an environmentally sustainable way.”

Our Vision:

  • Raise the prospects for success in civilian life for all veterans
  • Expand the technology workforce domestically
  • Reduce pollution and carbon output from manufacturing new electronics

What kind of equipment do you need?

  • Laptops and power adapters
  • Desktop/tower computers
  • File servers and networking equipment
  • Flat panel monitors TVs
  • Keyboards, mice, power cords
  • Other computer parts
  • iPads and tablet computers
  • Cell phones

Is there anything you can’t accept?

  • Fax machines
  • CRT monitors (the old boxy kind)
  • Broken Monitors

Are donations tax-deductible? Yes. We are a 501c3 non-profit and will offer a receipt for donations.

Do you destroy data on the computers you are given?

Absolutely. The method we use to wipe data from computers has been approved by some tough organizations, such as the U.S. Department of Defense and the National Security Agency. We exceed NIST standards by double-validating drives after they have been wiped.

If we cannot wipe a drive – if, for instance, it has a hardware error that prevents it from starting properly – we physically destroy it using a data eliminator/degausser.

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