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Realtor association holds recycling event benefiting PCs for People

Members of the Shiloh-based Realtor Association of Southwestern Illinois, in conjunction with PCs for People and The File Room, held two community recycling events in July and will host another in October.

People handled the electronics recycling, while The File Room took care of shredding.

Founded in 1998, PCs for People is a national leader in digital inclusion. Its local office is at 100 Florida Ave. in Belleville As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, every project, program, and initiative at PCs for People is centered on getting low-cost computers and affordable broadband internet into the homes of low-income individuals. The outlet has provided 155,000 people with home computers, connected 165,000 people to low-cost internet, and recycled over 8 million of pounds of electronics.

During the first of the events, RASI collected 11 full-size boxes of electronics.

“I know we will be able to help a lot of people and keep the electronics out of the garbage,” said Raffi Mikaelian, PCs for People account manager.

RASI will be hosting another recycling event at its Shiloh office on Tuesday, Oct. 26, from 1 to 3 p.m.

PHOTO: Realtor member Chris Cravens of Coldwell Banker Brown, hands off used electronics to Raffi Mikaelian of PCs for People.

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