Nonprofits get free tech support

The fifth annual Grand Rapids GiveCamp. (Nov. 9, 2014)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — More than a hundred technology experts dedicated their weekend to offering local nonprofit organizations free technology support.

The Grand Rapids GiveCamp is an annual event in which volunteers provide15 nonprofits with help to accomplish a project like creating a new website or building a database.

The organizations that received help included:

The co-founder of the event says the volunteers are eager to help the community.

“We just wanted to give back,” Jason Hartliep said. “There’s a lot of need and these nonprofits are doing great work, and we want to give back in areas that we can.”

The fifth annual event kicked off Friday and ran straight through until 2 p.m. Sunday. Organizers expect it to be a successful event again next year.

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