Tech for Troops is a Richmond-based nonprofit serving veterans in Virginia and beyond. They accept donations of electronics like servers, routers, drones, cameras, desktops, and laptops, destroy any data on the device, and gift it to a veteran. Along with the refurbished device, Tech for Troops provides extensive technological training for each veteran, covering everything from computer basics like keyboard shortcuts to personal cyber security and even financial literacy.
The nonprofit also uses technology to address mental health. Through Game Corps, their Aiming for Zero suicide prevention initiative forges connection through online gaming and facilitates peer-to-peer veteran support as mental health triage.
We spoke with President Mark Casper and Game Master Jason Parker for this Hear Together profile. Listen at the audio link below and learn more about Tech for Troops here.