Media Advisory
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lauren Yergeau, Mobile Beacon, lyergeau@mobilebeacon.org

La Junta, CO, May 08, 2018 — Bridging the Gap, a nonprofit-led initiative of PCs for People and Mobile Beacon that helps community anchor institutions like housing authorities, schools, libraries, and nonprofits provide affordable computers and internet service to individuals and families below the 200% poverty level, is hosting a distribution event to provide technology to hundreds of low-income families in La Junta and Aurora, CO.

Bridging the Gap will host two events in May. The first event will take place at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, May, 11th at the La Junta Intermediate School. Bridging the Gap will distribute 170 computers and 85 mobile hotspots with three months of unlimited internet service to selected low-income students and families. Additionally, Bridging the Gap will host another event on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at Village East Elementary in Aurora, CO. Bridging the Gap will distribute 100 computers and 50 mobile hotspots with three months of unlimited internet service to families in that school community.

Mobile Beacon donated the mobile hotspot devices and provided monetary support for the event. Computers distributed were refurbished by PCs for People at their Denver location.

“By distributing computers and mobile hotspots with unlimited 4G LTE internet, Bridging the Gap helps low-income individuals improve their access to jobs, healthcare, education and other opportunities for economic progress,” Julie Seltz, PCs for People Colorado Executive Director said. “We are proud to continue our collaboration with Mobile Beacon to bridge the digital divide and transform lives by providing access to technology. Bridging the Gap has already connected over 190 nonprofits with access to low-cost technology for their own use or to provide to clients.”

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About Mobile Beacon: Mobile Beacon provides high-speed, low-cost, mobile internet access to the anchors of communities: the nonprofits, schools, libraries, and healthcare organizations that provide vital services to millions of Americans every day. Through this broadband service, organizations have an essential tool to fulfill their missions and maximize their philanthropic impact, which allows organizations to access more information, reach more people, and help more in their communities. Learn more at www.mobilebeacon.org.

About PCs for People: PCs for People is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides affordable computers, computer repair, and internet service to low-income families and nonprofits across the country. In addition, we provide digital literacy training to people with limited technological experience due to social, physical, or economic circumstances. PCs for People has distributed over 60,000 computers, subscribed thousands of families to low-cost internet, and recycled millions of pounds of electronics. Our corporate services include secure IT asset disposition and AAA NAID certified data sanitization. Learn more at www.pcsforpeople.org.

Lauren Yergeau
Mobile Beacon
401-934-0500
lyergeau@mobilebeacon.org