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Guerrila Repairs for the Homeless Folks


--by ljmagnuson, posted Jul 21, 2015
I go to Goodwill or some other used merchandise place, buy laptops which need a bit of work such as a new hard drive, memory, etc. and repair them for use by the homeless. Many job applications these days have to be done online, and this gives them the ability to do so.

The homeless person can go into someplace like McDonalds or Starbucks and get online, apply for jobs. The computers may cost me at most ten or twenty dollars as is, and myparts for repair are most of the time salvaged from other computers I have around and I use those parts to fix the machines.

I am professionally trained as a hardware repair technician and photographer/filmmaker and also am a musician. I will fix up guitars for the homeless sometimes too, or some other instrument or perhaps a camera on occasion.
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Readers Comments

poetrybug wrote: What a wonderful idea. Thank you for your thoughtfulness :)
carolec wrote: How lovely that you use your time so well in service to people who need can benefit so much. Wonderful to use your talents so wisely.
kiwicat wrote: Thats such a great thing to do. It would be hard to stay connected in this job seeking world without online and email access. You are truly an angel walking the earth using your talents to help others.
sandyremillar wrote: God bless your kind heart and wonderful hands!!!
pluto178 wrote: I hope you know how wonderful you are. x
terre wrote: A kindness guerrilla for the homeless -- I love it! Thank you for doing all this.
mish wrote: Beautiful kindness x
mindyjourney wrote: Love how you are using your talents to make this world a kinder and better place. Blessings, my friend.
kjoyw wrote: True giving. True kindness!
ozcanoz wrote: Wonderful soul to be so giving.
I am sure a lot of elderly would appreciate out of date technology also to connect with families and break their isolation.

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