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The storm last evening has affected Time Warner and other phone service in the Ithaca area. This is affecting numerous clients and Time Warner users in our service are. Easiest way to contact The Computing Center is via email at:: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com We will report more as it is made available to us.
There are many not-for-profit orgnanizations in this community who support the less fortunate, the arts, education and other worthy endeavors which make Ithaca and Tompkins County a very special place to live. Each year, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, NY Finger Lakes Chapter presents four awards honoring the people and organizations that make philanthropy work in our community. This years award winners are:
Professor Arthur Kuckes was presented with the Philanthropist of the Year award for his major gifts to the Tompkins Cortland Community College Foundation that funds over 60 student scholarships at TC3 annually.
John Potter, the owner of Seneca Beverage Corporation in Elmira received the Corporate Philanthropist of the Year award for his company’s work with the Food Bank of the Southern Tier and guidance to Glover house, the Boy Scouts and other organizations.
Brigid Hubberman received the Outstanding Professional Achievement in non-profit leadership award for her un-tiring work in creating and nurturing the Family Reading Partnership.
Lastly, Larry Baum, CEO of The Computing Center received the Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year award for his work with the TC3 Foundation, Cayuga Medical Center Foundation, Finger Lakes Wine Center, and other local not-for-profit organizations.
Over the years at The Computing Center, we’ve cautioned many of our clients to have some kind of plan in case of a disaster. Or we’ve recommended that clients make changes to their system environment that could be beneficial in the event of a fire, flood, or other natural or man-made catastrophe. To be candid, we get quite a bit of push back. Comments like:
- “Nothing like that will happen to us. Our building is secure and safe.”
- “We do backups of our data. What else do we need?”
- “We have insurance, just in case!” (Our insurance clients NEVER say that!)
These past few weeks have shown that our corner of Central New York is not immune to the wrath of Mother Nature. Two tropical storms dumped record amounts of rain on our friends to the south in Tioga and Broome Counties. Even at this writing, there are still homes and business that are not fully pumped out. There is tons of mud and debris to deal with and people are still without utilities. All of our local human service agencies as well as hundreds of volunteers are spending many hours providing greatly needed donations of food, clothing, money and time to help support and rebuild the affected areas.
Although it’s unlikely that Ithaca and the immediate area will be in the direct path of whatever is left of Hurricane Irene when it gets up here, we might have some high winds and rain. Here are some basic preparedness ideas for this and any major storm.
- Family Communications Plan – Write down critical cell and landline numbers in case your phone dies. Know where you will meet if cell towers and landline phones go out. Designate an out-of-area relative everyone should contact if they can’t reach each other.