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Utilizing $150,000 in CARES Act funds, the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors visited Danville Community College on Friday to provide laptops to several hundred students that live in Pittsylvania County.
“The Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors is thrilled to make this investment into that will allow our area residents attending Danville Community College to continue their education despite the pandemic,” said Bob Warren, Chairman of the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors. “With all of our CARES Act funds we have made strategic investments that will outlive the pandemic, and this purchase of laptops will certainly benefit many of our residents for years to come.”
An allotment of $150,000 was provided for scholarships for county residents, but the Board of Supervisors recently agreed to transition that money to the purchase of 300 laptops for County residents that attend DCC. The City of Danville also provided funds for a similar program for City residents, and the Danville Educational Foundation also contributed money to the laptop program.
On behalf of the DCC Educational Foundation Board of Directors, we are truly grateful for the investment made by the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors," said Shannon Hair, Vice President of Institutional Advancement & Development and Executive Director of the Danville Community College Educational Foundation. "The generosity of Pittsylvania County will allow the DCC Educational Foundation to provide laptops to 300 enrolled DCC students who reside in Pittsylvania County."
Left: The Board of Supervisors pose with Shannon Hair (left) and Jackie Powell (second from right) with laptops purchased for DCC students with CARES Act funds.
Right: Supervisor Charles Miller hands a laptop to a DCC student. Through $150,000 in CARES Act funds, the board provided about 300 laptops to Pittsylvania County residents that attend DCC.
Bottom: Hundreds of laptops were available to DCC students on Friday through CARES Act funding and a contribution from the DCC Educational Foundation.