As part of our 25th Year Kickoff Celebration, Other World Computing asked you, our loyal readers and customers, to join our charity: water fundraising campaign.
This campaign was just part of a larger overall charity: water campaign called “100 wells for the holidays” where the goal was to raise one million dollars to fund 100 wells in. We’re pleased to report that, with your help, “100 wells for the holidays” raised over $1.5 million. That means that 156 wells have been funded to bring clean water to as many communities.
We’ve just been given notification that out of the 1882 total campaigns that were started, OWC’s campaign raised the most overall towards that goal and that the funds have now been sent into the field so all the prep work can begin.
According to charity: water, “Ethiopia is one of the most populous countries in Africa — more than 84 million people live there. It’s also one of the poorest. About 56% of the population doesn’t have access to clean water, and that percentage is even higher in the rural areas where we work.
Thanks to you, our local partner, A Glimmer of Hope, and their implementing partner, The Relief Society of Tigray, are busy working on a total of 112 new and rehabilitated hand-dug wells, 82 new and rehabilitated drilled wells and 25 new and rehabilitated spring protections. These projects will bring clean, safe water to over 61,000 people.”
Once again, we wanted to say thank you and we will keep you posted as we learn more about the installation of these wells.
Back in November, Other World Computing announced that it would kick off its 25th year of providing award-winning products, service, and support to the Apple community and tech industry with a special ‘25th Year Kickoff Celebration’ sweepstakes. A lucky 25 randomly chosen participants would receive a high-performance OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro bus-powered portable storage solution featuring 1.0TB of storage and FireWire 800/400 and USB 3.0/2.0 interfaces.
So, nearly three months and almost 6,000 entrants later, OWC is ready to announce the list of winners of the sweepstakes!
Congratulations to these lucky participants: Article Continues…
Friday, January 18th, 2013 | Author: OWC Grant
Elite, Extreme, Pro…those are just a few of the descriptive terms found in many of our products’ names. We use them because we push the envelope past what’s commonly available because we know that’s what you’ve come to expect from us.
While the OWC Blog is mostly centered on news about products, Mac teardown tips & findings, and industry news, we do occasionally cut loose and have some fun. But, that fun is also taken to the extreme to honor that “work hard, play hard” phrase.
Most nights at CES, the OWC team eats dinner right after the show closes and then we hit our rooms to do, as I say, our “day jobs”. This year, I knew I had to make some time to make one night an extreme adventure. Article Continues…
With the holidays now passed, many of us are reflecting on the time that we were fortunate enough to be able to spend with friends and family. But we should also keep in mind those who are unable to be with their loved ones because of their military service to our country.
As a reminder of those serving, Other World Computing has received a flag that was flown during Operation Enduring Freedom over Observation Post Nevada in Asadabad, Afghanistan on Dec. 7, 2011 in honor of Specialist Roberto Santiago of the Woodstock-based Delta Company 1-178 Infantry. The flag now will be flown at OWC Headquarters in Woodstock, Ill.
OWC has supported many units, including Delta Company 1-178 Infantry, over the years with care packages containing food, personal care items, messages of encouragement and even softball equipment for recreational use. Article Continues…
All of you who want to get those great OWC products you got for Christmas set up before the new year (or to get more stuff, because we can always use more) will be glad to hear that the OWC Call Center will be open until 10:00pm CT tonight to answer your tech questions or place your last-minute orders. Additionally, Live Chat support will be open until at 10pm tonight.
We will be closed Tuesday for New Year’s Day which is a national holiday with no standard delivery services operating nationwide.
Live Chat will resume on Wednesday 1/2/13 at 12:01AM, CST, and our Sales, Technical Support, and Customer Service lines will re-open at 8:00AM.
OWC is wishing everyone a happy, healthy, and SAFE New Year!