LOCKHEED MARTIN DONATES COMPUTERS TO BRIDGE HOUSE FOR LOW COST RESALE TO LOCAL RESIDENTS
NEW ORLEANS, LA., 12-OCT-01 -- Lockheed Martin recently donated 200 used computers to Bridge House, a home for substance-dependent individuals. As part of the non-profit’s recovery program, clients are trained to repair electronic equipment that will then be resold in Bridge House retail stores.
At 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 15, Lockheed Martin and Bridge House representatives will be at the 5100 Lapalco Blvd. store in Marrero to see the first of these computers on retail display.
The donation helps boost Bridge House’s computer repair curriculum, and in turn, generates additional revenue to support the organization’s extensive recovery programs. Another advantage is that Bridge House sells the computers at affordable prices to families in the community.
Reporters and photographers are invited to cover the event at the computer shop. To get to the Bridge House store, take the Barataria Exit off of the West Bank Expressway, go south, take a right on Lapalco, and continue a few blocks where the store is located on the right. For more information, please call Harry Wadsworth at Lockheed Martin at 257-0094 or beeper 572-8233 or Jeralyn B. Major at Bridge House at 522-2124, ext. 15. The Lapalco Bridge House store telephone number is 371-1110.
Established in 1957, Bridge House provides substance-dependent individuals with marketable job skills. Lockheed Martin Space Systems – Michoud Operations builds the Super Lightweight Tank in New Orleans for the Space Shuttle that powers the astronauts into space.