Donated computers to connect Bragg families, deployed soldiers

Posted August 4, 2010 8:34 a.m. EDT

— Two nonprofits and three companies have joined together to help connect deployed Fort Bragg soldiers and their families.

The families of 110 junior-level enlisted soldiers will receive refurbished desktop computers, new printers and webcams. The computers will enable the soldiers to communicate via email with their families during overseas deployments.

The donated computers will be given to the spouse or parents of soldiers in the lowest pay grades, who often can't afford a computer and rely on expensive phone calls or mail to communicate with their families.

Operation Homelink and Operation Homefront of North Carolina organized the donation. Raytheon Company donated and shipped the computers, Lexmark Corporation donated the printers, and Logitech gave the webcams.