Geeks On Call Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB:GOCH), a premier national provider of professional IT solutions to small business and residential customers through its trade name Geeks On Call(R), announced today that its franchise locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex have launched a program dubbed “PCs 4 Patriots” to help military families use technology to stay in touch with loved ones serving overseas.
Without the necessary computer equipment or technical knowledge it often can be difficult for families to communicate with servicemen stationed abroad. However, that is about to change thanks to the computer professionals at Geeks On Call. In Dallas and Fort Worth, the local Geeks On Call franchise owners have developed “PCs 4 Patriots” through which they collect new or used computers, reload them with essential software and donate them to military families.
These same Geeks On Call franchise owners have already collected over 2,000 donated computers for the Dallas Can! and Fort Worth Can! Academies, which are non-profit organizations operating public charter high schools that provide a second-chance education for at-risk youth. The PCs 4 Patriots program is a great step forward in the efforts of Geeks On Call to take equipment headed for landfills and breathe new life into it so that it may be a blessing to families in need.
The spokesman for this program, Geeks On Call franchise owner Jerry Hampton from Dallas, commented, “We want to continue donating our time and services to support our communities and citizens. We believe it is important to remember the families of servicemen who struggle with numerous issues while their loved ones are serving our country. Currently we have a small quantity of computers, and we ask that interested families complete an application process.”
Added Hampton, “We are also seeking business partners who would like to give back to the Dallas/Fort Worth area by participating in the PCs 4 Patriots program. We need people who are willing to accept donated equipment, oversee the application process and help with publicity through inserts into billing statements, web site links and other efforts. In addition, we need drop-off partners, media partners and people with equipment to donate.”
The PCs 4 Patriots initiative will launch on the Fourth of July weekend with two events. The first is a free evening of fireworks and live entertainment on July 4 at Fouts Field in Denton (on the campus of the University of North Texas). Gates open at 5:30 PM with fireworks beginning around 9:30 PM. The second event is on July 5 between 10 and 11 AM at the Millennium Bank located at 11950 Webb Chapel Road in Dallas. At that time Geeks On Call will distribute applications for the PCs 4 Patriots program, introduce the current PCs 4 Patriots partners, and give away computer equipment.