Update 9/8/05: Terrific response. Need was met!
LOUISIANA STATE LIBRARY ISSUES URGENT CALL FOR COMPUTERS, PRINTERS
The State library of Louisiana has sent out this call for computer equipment. If you are interested and able to send computers, here is the request from the Louisiana State Librarian, Rebecca Hamilton.
"To all-we are in desperate need of computers/printers. We are being inundated with evacuees needing to file FEMA applications, unemployment, search for loved ones, etc. and are coming into our public libraries to use the computers. Our libraries have greatly extended their hours to accommodate the people but they need additional computers and printers. If you can please put the word out that if anyone wants to help immediately, this is our greatest need."
* Pentium 3
* Windows 2000, prefer XP
* Laser printers if you can still get toner for them
Send equipment to:
State Library of Louisiana
701 North 4th Street
Baton Rouge, La. 70802-5232
If you are able to assist them, please let Rebecca know via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to help her know what to expect.