Virginia Congressman visits with veterans support group on Capitol Hill
They served now one group wants to serve them.
“I walked into Tech for Troops and it changed my life just walking in the door," Mark Casper, Executive Director with Tech for Troops said.
Tech for Troops is an organization that provides free refurbished computers to returning veterans, their spouses and their children.
“We got computers that are really old that you can’t do anything with and they get recycled, flat out get recycled," Casper said.
Casper is meeting members of Congress to spread of the word about organization in hopes of helping more people. He joined Virginia Congressman Tom Garrett, who is a veteran himself.
“These things they seem like little things but the change that is just being connected can make in somebody's life is pretty significant," Rep. Garrett (R-VA-5) said.
The goal by coming here to Capitol Hill to get this program nationwide, not just in Virginia. Casper said they’ve already helped thousands.
"Putting in computer labs at the homeless shelter up in Milwaukee, computers at the VA in Richmond Virginia and I’m working to put computer labs in the tribal region in Sioux Falls, South Dakota," he added.
Tech for Troops not only supplies computers but they hire veterans and provide them with technical training to help them get jobs elsewhere. Casper said it’s changed not only the veterans lives, but his own life as well.
“As a veteran I’m giving back to my brothers and sisters. It allows me to support give and see the fruits of what I do," Casper said.
For more information on Tech for Troops head to http://techfortroopsproject.org