Redding, CA. (April, 2011) – “Mommy, what’s for dinner?” Most of us don’t give this question much of a thought. We pull something from our pantry, or look at what’s defrosted. Many Shasta county families don’t have the luxury of stocked cabinets and freezers. Too many local children go to bed at night with rumbling bellies. The local Salvation Army last spring, “served 1,103 clients, of those, 239 were first time clients” (Salvation Army, June 2010) The number of needy families is expected to grow this year because of the slow economy and high unemployment rates.
NERDS, in an effort to help the community, is offering a $20 gift card, for Nerds On Call services, to customers that drop off canned or dry goods at our store. In addition NERDS will match each donation can for can.
10 MOST WANTED FOOD ITEMS
2. CANNED MEAT
3. CANNED JUICES
4. CANNED OR DRY SOUP
6. CANNED SPAGHETTI SAUCE
7. CANNED VEGETABLES
8. CANNED FRUITS
9. PEANUT BUTTER
No CAN on hand…not a problem! Did you know $20 can feed a family of 4? You can make cash or check donations, made out to the Salvation Army, or even local grocery store gift cards.
Customers and community members can bring in canned/dry goods or money donations (valued at $5 or more) to our store in the Target Shopping Center @1355 Churn Creek Road in Redding, starting May 1st through June 2nd or can give their donation to their friendly NERD during an appointment. We are open M-F 8 to 8 and Saturday & Sunday 9 to 6. Help feed a family and stuff the Nerd Mobile!
About The Author: Andrea Eldridge is CEO and co-founder of Nerds On Call, a computer repair company that specializes in on-site and online service for homes and businesses. Andrea is the writer of a weekly column, Nerd Chick Adventures in The Record Searchlight. She prepares TV segments for and appears regularly on CBS, CW and FOX on shows such as Good Day Sacramento, More Good Day Portland, and CBS 13 News, offering viewers technology and lifestyle tips. See Andrea in action at callnerds.com/andrea/.
About Nerds On Call: Established in a spare room in Redding, Calif., in March 2004, Nerds On Call offers on-site computer and laptop repair services to consumers and businesses. Nerds On Call provides trouble-shooting for PCs and Macs, home and office networks, printers, iPods® and MP3 players, handheld devices and cell phones, home theaters and game systems, and virtually every other form of digital entertainment. In 2009, 2010, & 2011 the company was named to Inc. magazine’s list of 5000 fastest growing private companies. With 7 locations across California and Oregon, Nerds On Call serves more than 40,000 satisfied customers per year. For more information, visit callnerds.com or call 1-800-919-NERD.