Volunteers of America Chesapeake Receives Equipment Donation from Inter-American Development Bank
Volunteers of America Chesapeake announced the donation of 260 computers, keyboards and mice; 5 servers, 30 printers and 25 chairs from the Inter-American Development Bank via their DC Solidarity Program.
Volunteers of America Chesapeake, the Lanham-based human services nonprofit, will use the servers to replace the old and poorly-functioning ones currently in use. The 25 office chairs will be used by staff to update offices and waiting areas in a handful of Volunteer of America Chesapeake’s 29 programs throughout Maryland, DC and Virginia.
More than 200 staff members will receive computers because of this donation; current computers are more than 10 years old. Most notably, the community room at Pratt House, a residential community for homeless families with two or more children run by Volunteers of America Chesapeake in Baltimore, will receive the remaining computers so the children can use them for homework and special projects.
“We are beyond grateful to The Inter-American Development Bank for their generous donation,” said Volunteers of America Chesapeake’s President and CEO Russell Snyder. “Faster servers and newer computers means more efficient work being done for the community and within our programs. Additionally, providing this resource to the children in Pratt House is an amazing gift.”
The Inter-American Development Bank’s DC Solidarity Program was created to provide surplus equipment such as computers, furniture, used books and magazines, and other office equipment and supplies to partner community-based organizations throughout the Greater Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area.
If you would like to support Volunteers of America Chesapeake, visit www.voachesapeake.org
About Volunteers of America Chesapeake
Volunteers of America Chesapeake, Inc. is a faith-based, non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire self-reliance, dignity and hope through health and human services in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Founded in 1896 in Baltimore, MD, Volunteers of America Chesapeake is one of the first branches of Volunteers of America – one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive human services organizations. Through a dedicated and committed team of management, staff and volunteers and guided by our Core Values: Caring, Respect, Faith, Quality and Trust Volunteers of America Chesapeake helps more than 10,000 people each year at our 31 programs serving: the homeless, mentally ill, individuals with intellectual disabilities, the aging, those in need of affordable housing, those recovering from substance abuse and community corrections. For more information about Volunteers of America Chesapeake, visit: www.VOAchesapeake.org.
About Inter-American Development Bank
Established in 1959, we are the largest source of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean, with a strong commitment to achieve measurable results, increased integrity, transparency and accountability. We have an evolving reform agenda that seeks to increase our development impact in the region.
While we are a regular bank in many ways, we are also unique in some key respects. Besides loans, we also provide grants, technical assistance and do research. Our shareholders are 48 member countries, including 26 Latin American and Caribbean borrowing members, who have a majority ownership of the IDB.
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