Dave Sevick, Founder and Executive Director of the nonprofit Computer Reach in Pittsburgh has been refurbishing computers for 16 years.  His organization serves Pittsburgh and Western PA as well as projects nationally and in 30 other countries.

After such a long time refurbishing and having such a great impact, Dave thought he knew all he needed to know.  Fortunately, he learned something new from another AFTRR member.  Laurie Phillips of Tech4Troops shared a direct connection to a service whereby some of the older electronic components Dave was preparing to sell to a recycler were re-routed and sold to a wholesaler for electronic surplus at a significant increase in value.

Congratulations to Laurie Phillips, Founder of Tech4Troops and Dave Sevick for proving there is always something new to be learned – or shared – among nonprofit refurbishers and that AFTRR is the avenue to make this happen.