No, not that kind of gas....we'll on a personal level, maybe at times with Diane's chili and all, but as a group...no, that's not what I meant.
We have now stopped taking requests for computers from the 1st of December until Christmas day. We now have 29 families verified as qualified recipients of a HeliOS computer and starting the 1st day of December, we are off to the races...so to speak. We will deliver and install 29 computers between those dates. Two of them will be on Christmas Day.
10 of these computers will go to foster kids via Lutheran Social Services of the South. All the kids in this group will be "aging out" of the system within the next few months and they will need computers to help them step into adulthood. We are proud to affiliate ourselves with Kelli Redd and her organization.
With the old Explorer picking a bad time to need an entire front end rebuild, we're going to be short on funds needed for fuel during the holiday delivery period. It figures out to $12.89 per delivery but that number is skewed by seven of the deliveries being on the very edges of our service radius.
So, as much as I hated to even sit down and write this, I found it necessary to ask the community to give us a hand in getting it done. Some of you make monthly donations to HeliOS and I want you to count yourselves already done. We appreciate your help more than you know. It's often your donations that get us through from day to day.
This isn't really "news" so it won't be posted on the various Linux news websites, I would appreciate you passing this along through your G+ and Facebook posts.
You can donate via SPI here, or if you'd rather do it via paypal, contact me for details at helios attt fixedbylinux dott kommm.
Once again, let me thank you for helping us do what we do.