Release: Electronics Recycling Event to Benefit Individuals, Families in Need


Digital Works, Community Computer Alliance partner to hold event, support local startup

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LYNCHBURG –On Saturday, April 12, from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, Community Computer Alliance (CCA) and Connect Ohio are teaming up to co-present an electronics-recycling event at Digital Works Lynchburg located at 263 North Main Street. In establishing the recycle drive, a community partnership was formed to support a new Rural Tech (RT) America project being launched to bring jobs to Highland County. CCA will be providing RT America with 10 of its refurbished computers, allowing RT America to recruit and employ Digital Works graduates.

“Being able to provide RT America with equipment while holding a local recycle drive to gather more refurbishable items is what Community Computer Alliance strives to accomplish,” said Dan Hurst, CCA executive director. “CCA strives to improve communities, empower individuals, all while aiding in conserving our world. This is an exceptional partnership for CCA to be involved with, aligning perfectly with our mission.”

Individuals and businesses wishing to donate electronics and computer equipment can drop items off at the Digital Works center during this event for free. Volunteers will be on hand to unload the donated items. There is no fee for turning in equipment and all electronic data and personal information from computers is professionally erased by a secure 3—pass scrub of the hard drives. No televisions please.

“Digital Works is proud to sponsor this recycling event and bring these organizations together to help start an organization that will have a great economic impact in Highland County and support Digital Works’ graduates,” said Stu Johnson, executive director of Connect Ohio. “The event and partnership is a win-win for all parties involved. ”

RT America is a new contact center that has been created to provide sustainable employment to Highland County residents. Digital Works and RT America are partnering to train and place area residents into twenty-first century workforce opportunities.

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About Connect Ohio: Connect Ohio, a division of Connected Nation, is a leading technology organization committed to bringing affordable high-speed Internet and broadband-enabled resources to all Ohioans. Connect Ohio effectively raises the awareness of the value of broadband and works to improve technology access, adoption, and use through its programs. Connect Ohio is a nonprofit, technology-neutral, public-private partnership. For more information about what Connect Ohio is doing to accelerate technology in Ohio’s communities, visit Follow Connect Ohio on Facebook and Twitter.

Digital Works, an initiative of Connected Nation, is a sustainable job creation program bringing technology-based jobs to local communities. Using a digital learning model, the program trains, places, and mentors candidates and connects them to twenty-first century employment with opportunities for career advancement. Learn more by visiting

About Community Computer Alliance: Community Computer Alliance is a non-profit organization that collects unwanted electronics and computer products and does job force development training for individuals with differing abilities and provides computer equipment to after school programs for the youth, low-income families and other non-profit organizations.

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