Sometimes when you least expect it, a
solution to a family's or soldier's need shows up as if an
answer to a prayer. Such was the case when we were
contacted by Del-Jen, Inc with an offer of very functional
laptop computers that would inspire a project now managed by
Frequent visitors to our website
know you'll seldom see a military family's name used in
reporting what we do. The thank you letters are shared only
with our donors on a case by case basis and at the request
of the family.
With the pilot project
completed and the decision to make it a permanent part of
our services, it's time to recognize the folks that inspired
and made the project work.
help us tell that story, meet Mike Sarkisian, a member of
our PDN, Inc Board of Directors. Mike is a Vietnam Veteran and a top flight
network guru. Mike pulls the service tags on donated laptops
and sees what can be done to improve their performance.
Most of the Del-Jen laptops (Dell PIII and PIV Latitude and
Inspiron) needed only software and a boost in RAM memory.
An IBM Thinkpad became a test bed and some routers devices
expanded our in-house network capability.
One of the laptops was pressed into service to stream our
Operation Christmas and the California State Fair's
Operation Postcard events to the troops in Iraq. In this
photo Sacramento volunteers at Market Square sing for the
troops during the Twelve Days of Christmas event.
Click on the image.
If frequent flyer miles could attach to these laptops, those
miles would be huge. They've traveled from Fort Lewis, WA,
Fort Bliss, TX to Iraq and Afghanistan and back to
THANK YOU Del-Jen!