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W.Va. Tech Office staff to aid La. hurricane recovery

By Staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Seventeen employees from the West Virginia Office of Technology will travel to Louisiana to help that state recover from Hurricane Isaac.

The information technology employees will report to the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services.

"As West Virginians, it is part of our DNA to help others in need," said Gale Given, West Virginia's chief technology officer. "They are committed to using their skills to help Louisiana's children and families recover from this devastation."

The Technology Office employees will help Louisiana families and state agencies fix personal computers, local computer networks and card swipe systems, Given said. They plan to leave West Virginia this week and stay in Louisiana about two weeks.

Louisiana has promised to reimburse the Office of Technology's costs.

More than 50 Technology Office workers volunteered to travel to Louisiana. "When we were asked to assist, our employees eagerly stepped up to volunteer," Given said.


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