Microsoft join other tech giants and nonprofits to deliver 250 refurbished laptops to rescue workers in Japan.
In this regard, “20 volunteers from Microsoft and others who responded to calls for help came to Seattle Thursday to prepare the laptops donated by Dell and HP. They installed both English and Japanese language Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010 software donated by Microsoft, revealed NetHope’s Gisli Olafsson.
InterConnection, a Seattle-based nonprofit that collects old donated computer for reuse and recycling, helped the volunteers at the nonprofit’s Wallingford office.
Microsoft, NetHope, Dell, HP and InterConnection are working together on the laptop project.
NGOs on the ground in Japan like Care, ChildFund Japan, Habitat for Humanity, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Japanese Red Cross, Mercy Corps/Peace Winds, Oxfam Japan, Plan International, Relief International and Save the Children will use the laptops to share information and coordinate relief efforts.