F&M donates new computer lab to Salvation Army

  • Posted: Sunday, October 13, 2013 1:06 a.m.
    UPDATED: Sunday, October 13, 2013 9:57 a.m.
Two boys check out the new computer lab F&M Bank donated to the Salvation Army.
Two boys check out the new computer lab F&M Bank donated to the Salvation Army.

SALISBURY — F&M Bank recently donated $8,000 to construct a new computer lab for the Salvation Army of Rowan County.

Two F&M employees serve on the advisory board for the Salvation Army and noticed the computer lab was outdated. Most computers were no longer working, desks and chairs were falling apart and the location of the lab was not in an appropriate and secure area of the building.

Members of the F&M Foundation and the bank’s Information Technology Department met with Lt. Joshua Morse from the Salvation Army in August. Within a matter of a few weeks, the new facility was up and running.

The new lab was relocated to a secured room and includes six computer stations. During the ribbon cutting ceremony, Morse said children attending the Salvation Army’s after school programs will use the computers, as well as adults seeking jobs and continuing their education. “F&M strives to make the communities that we are privileged to serve a better place to live, work and raise a family,” said Steve Fisher, president and chief executive officer.

He said the bank moved quickly to see that the new computer lab was up and running by the time the new school year started.

“Now children who do not have a computer at home or access to the Internet for educational needs, or adults who are looking for employment or want to take an online educational course, have a facility they can now use to better themselves,” Fisher said.

F&M has 11 branches in Rowan and Cabarrus counties.

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