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4-H member collects 'useable' computer equipment

Hudson High School student Jake Ball is coordinating a collection of useable computer equipment as part of a 4-H leadership project.

The working equipment can be dropped off for free in the parking lot of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 502 County UU, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 20.

Equipment needed

Ball said he needs computers (CPU at or above PIII 700MHz), generally 2001 or newer; monitors (15 inches or larger) in working condition; keyboards; mice; printers (working order with ink/toner); speakers; hard drives; memory; power cords etc.

Ball's goal is to donate 100 computers to the non-profit organization PC's for People, which will handle the data sanitation, reformatting and reloading of Microsoft XP. The organization has a list of 800 families needing computer equipment.

Ball is a member of Rolling Hills 4-H Club and has been in 4-H since fourth grade. In 2007 he attended Citizenship-Washington Focus in Washington, D.C., and will attend the National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Ga., this fall.

"When I learned about PC's for People I offered to help," Ball said. "Their mission is to create new opportunities by providing personal computers and education to people who have limited experience with technology due to social, physical and/or economic circumstances."

For more information, go to Ball can be reached at or (715) 381-1025.