NPI Honors MLK Day with volunteer computer effort at Howardcenter
Burlington, VT – January 15, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: John Burton at (802) 859-0808 x 211 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
January 15, 2009 — To celebrate its 10th year of sending every one of its employees to an area non-profit to perform volunteer work on Martin Luther King Day, NPI selected HowardCenter to be the beneficiary of its services this year.
The entire NPI firm of seven technicians and six office staff volunteered during Martin Luther King Day, January 19, 2009, at HowardCenter. Among the services it provided, the NPI team established the foundation to an electronic health record (EHR) virtualized environment, renovated firewall security, reviewed server configuration and provided workstation optimization and refurbishing.
This effort represented over 100 hours of skilled technical services valued at over $10,000.00. This effort was part of NPI's ongoing mission to help improve local community services.
For the past ten years, NPI has performed the same free, daylong computer-system upgrade to area organizations including the Vermont Food Bank, Community Health Center of Burlington, Spectrum Youth and Family Services, Vermont Children's Aid Society, Vermont Campaign to End Childhood Hunger, Burlington Community Land Trust and RU12.
HowardCenter, a private, non-profit organization based in Burlington, VT, founded in 1873, provides developmental, mental health, substance abuse, and child, youth, and family services to 15,000 Vermonters each year. Russ Stratton, Manager of HowardCenter Information Technology, said, "NPI's volunteer work on Martin Luther King Day, especially their work on developing virtual servers, prepared our network for our planned Electronic Health Record (EHR) System. We are thrilled to have been recipients of NPI's 2009 MLK Day community service project."