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Press Release -- February 16th, 2015
Source: Birch Communications
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Birch Announces Technology Donation to Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless

Feb 16, 2015 6:01:00 AM

Technology donation will be used to help facilitate job skills training

Atlanta – February 16, 2015 – Birch Communications, Inc., (“Birch”) a leading technology service provider of IP-based communications, broadband, cloud and IT-services to small, mid-sized, enterprise and wholesale businesses, today announced that it has donated more than 50 laptop and desktop computers to the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless.  The donation will be used at the organization’s Peachtree-Pine shelter, one of the largest homeless shelters in Atlanta.

“Supporting the communities in which our employees live and work is central to our philosophy at Birch,” said Vincent M. Oddo, President and CEO of Birch.  “This technology donation will be used to help facilitate job skills training at the shelter, which currently serves roughly 1,000 homeless men and women daily”.

Birch has a significant number of staff and several facilities in the Metro Atlanta area, including its headquarters, a data center and its Atlanta Operations Center, which employees more than 450 people.  Birch and its staff support a wide-variety of community-based organizations and initiatives throughout the metro Atlanta area as well as many other communities across the country.

“Equipping those impacted by homelessness with twenty-first century job skills is a critical part of helping them get on the path to self-sufficiency,” said Anita Beaty, Executive Director of Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless.  “This gift will help our organization take an important step toward closing the digital divide that exists for local homeless individuals and families.”

About Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless

Founded in 1981, the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless serves as the central coordinating agency for services to individuals who are homeless in Atlanta.  For the past 24 years, the agency’s programs have been helping link people to services that include: shelter, housing outreach, transportation, employment and health care.  The mission of the Task Force is to advocate with – and to represent the dignity and rights of – people who are homeless in our society, toward the goal of preventing homelessness and seeking appropriate and affordable housing for all.  For more information, visit atlantataskforceforhomeless.org.

About Birch Communications

Birch Communications, Inc. is a leading technology service provider of IP-based communications, broadband, cloud and IT services to small, mid-sized, enterprise and wholesale businesses. Our services comprise voice, network, cloud and IT services in all 50 U.S. states, Washington DC, Canada and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit birch.com.

Media Contact:
Tim Phelps
Director of Marketing Communications
Birch Communications, Inc.
816-300-1456
tim.phelps@birch.com 

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