6 June 2007
The Salvation Army receives donation from KCRC the largest number of used computers
 
The Salvation Army is delighted to receive 600 sets of used computers from Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) today (6 June 2007). This is the largest number of used computers the Army has received at a time since The Salvation Army started its operation in Hong Kong in 1930.
A ceremony was held today at KCRC's office to handover the computer sets to The Salvation Army. At the ceremony, Ms Idy Lam, Financial Administrator of The Salvation Army expressed her heartfelt gratitude to Ms Katy Lam, General Manager - Quality and Organisational Development of KCRC for the support of the Corporation. The donation enables the Army to help the people in need.
The Army will move the donated computers to its logistics centre. The Salvation Army's technicians for the Recycling Programme will then check all the computers and restore as many sets of computers as possible in order for distributing to those in need.
Last year, The Salvation Army Recycling Programme gave recycled computer sets to about 140 persons who were referred by schools or social workers. Some computers were provided to organisations for senior citizens. For the donated computers which cannot be fixed, the Army will sell them out to raise fund for the non-subsidised services, namely development projects in Mainland China, community services of the Salvation Army Corps (churches) and emergency relief.
"It's very generous for the KCRC to donate their computers to The Salvation Army. The donated computer sets will definitely help bridge the unfortunate to the cyber world and support the Army to serve more people in need," said Ms Idy Lam.
Meanwhile, Ms Katy Lam noted that the donation of these used computer sets is part of the Corporation's environmental programme to reuse and recycle as far as it is practicable. With the partnership with The Salvation Army, KCRC is grateful that these used computer sets can be re-assembled and reused by those in need.
 
Ms Katy Lam, KCRC General Manager – Quality and Organisational Development of KCRC (right) presenting 600 used computers to Ms Idy Lam, Financial Administrator (left).
 
The used computers will be moved to the logistics centre of The Salvation Army for checking and restoring in order for distributing to those in need.