In the evening hours of March 6th an EF-2 tornado ripped through a Community middle school in the Iowa town of Seymour, Iowa. Thankfully, there were no serious injuries but the community was left with the daunting task of rebuilding homes and the middle school damaged by the storm.
In the wake of the tornado’s 12 mile path, buses were damaged and roofs were torn off every building at the school including both gymnasiums. Among the destruction the schools lost a good portion of their Acer Chromebooks used by students.
— Zach Boyden-Holmes (@Boydenphoto) March 7, 2017
Acer has stepped in to help the Seymour Community school district in jump-starting the restoration process. The Chromebook manufacturing giant has donated one hundred(100) new Acer C720 Chromebooks to the school district.
We truly appreciate the partnership and support from Acer during this time of need for our school district and students, the Chromebook donation enabled our students to focus on learning and get back to their studies almost immediately after the school suffered significant damage.
Principal Jamie Houser via CBC Online
The donation, valued at $25,000, allowed students to return to their educational pursuits and access projects, textbooks and work saved in the cloud. We tip our hats to Acer and send our thoughts to the town of Seymour as they move forward from this disaster.