Local woman gives technology and community a second chance

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Did you know, only 70% of people in West Virginia have access to the internet from their homes?

That leaves 30% of the state unable to work from home on any type of computer. But one local woman decided to make a change.

After someone took a stolen computer to Stacy Nixon, claiming it was their own, she noticed this was a serious issue, and Second Chance Technology was born. She takes broken or unused computer parts, printers, monitors, laptops and other pieces, refurbishes them and gives them to people in need who say it’s a game changer.

“I know that I’m worth the chance and having somebody look at you and say, ‘Hey, I want to give you this leg up because I know you’re going to use this to succeed,'” said Mary Reinbold, who received a Laptop from Nixon. “It was a very heart warming moment.” 

“Having a computer is not a luxury, it is an absolute necessity,” Nixon said. “Children need their computers to do research for their homework. Parents need a computer to stay in touch with the teachers.”

If you’d like to send something to help Second Chance Technology or apply for a computer you can call Nixon at 304-905-1296.

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