TFA Supports Flood Victims
On May 25, 2015, the city of Houston was inundated with heavy rains causing major flooding throughout the greater Houston area. Rain water overflowed out of many bayous causing extensive damage, especially in the southwest Houston area. Technology For All was contacted by the United Methodist Texas Annual Conference Committee on Relief (TACCOR) to request computers for the the Disaster Relief Center out of Westbury United Methodist Church. With TFA's fast response and donation of laptops, the TACCOR staff of five persons was able to deploy thousands of volunteers to serve residents in the Houston area as well as many in Walker, Montgomery and Liberty counties.
Since May 29th of this year, TACCOR has assisted over 900 local residents. Your generous donations allow Technology For All to provide help for those highly affected by the floods in May and several since. Carol Greenslate, Director of the Memorial Day Flood Recovery stated, "In order to facilitate relief we needed technology; TFA stepped up." Thank you for enabling TFA to assist local residents in these difficult times of their lives.
TFA and Partners Change Lives
Since its inception in 1997, Technology For All has worked with numerous organizations to suppport a variety of communities. TFA helped community-based organizations create and develop over 300 public computer centers serving low-income and under-served communities. In 2005, TFA partnered with Yahoo, SBC, Microsoft and other corporations in response to the needs of the Katrina evacuees from New Orleans. The project served over 20,000 persons and reunited over 2,500 persons with their families.
In 2009, TFA formed the Texas Connects Coalition, (TXC2) partnering with Austin Free-Net to install over 1,800 computers at 96 sites across Texas. The TXC2 team provided 3.6 million hours of training to over 232,000 residents who did not have the technology skills that many of us take for granted.
Currently, TFA is working with Rice University on the TFA-Wireless project, which provides free wireless internet service for its local community of over 22,000 persons who are unable to afford or have access to the internet. TFA's newest initiative, TFA-PowerUP+, is an effort to support the Houston Independent School District's new program, PowerUP, which is expected to transform teaching and learning using digital tools.
TFA and our partners have provided numerous services and touched many lives through our programs. Without your generous support, this would be impossible.