This article first appeared in the print edition of the Mansfield Courier on 5 August 2020.
Seven Mansfield businesses have received reconditioned Dell laptops through the Business Council of Australia’s BizRebuild program.
BizRebuild chair Sir Peter Cosgrove said business is the glue that keeps communities together.
“Whether it is bushfires or global pandemic, we need businesses to pull through and keep communities alive,” Sir Peter said.
“Businesses around the country have rallied together to support regional communities through donations and in-kind support.
“This contribution has been made possible through BizRebuild by APA Group’s donation of refurbished laptops for business owners to help them get back to work, keep more people employed and local economies ticking over.”
Businesses looking for assistance can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1800 497 121 for more information on how BizRebuild can support them.
Mansfield Shire mayor Marg Attley said the Business Council of Australia (BCA) offered the program aft er the bushfires.
“A kind sponsor donated the three-year-old refurbished computers to support any businesses that needed additional equipment for a range of reasons, including to move their business online,” Cr Attley said.
“It’s fantastic to think that a national organisation was able to co-ordinate this to support the Mansfield businesses.
“As a result, a fitness centre, a guided tour business, nursery, gift ware store, entertainment centre, towing service and a printing business have new assets for their business,” she said.
Pictured: Kris Blake from Homestation Gift Ware with the laptop provided by BizRebuild. Source: Mansfield Courier.