In the past few weeks, Business Continuity Technologies (BCT) a leading Manages Services provider in Las Vegas and rural Nevada was able to give back to two not for profit entities in Las Vegas and Ely Nevada; Nevada Disability Advocacy and Law Center and The Boys And Girls Club at Ely Nevada.
Through the generosity of the Tech Leaders Giving Circle/CompTIA, BCT was able to make a cash contribution to the Nevada Disability Advocacy and Law Center (NDALC). NDALC is a private, statewide, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that serves as Nevada’s federally-mandated protection and advocacy system for human, legal and service rights for individuals with disabilities. Services provided are: information and referral services, education, training, negotiation, mediation, investigation of reported or suspected abuse/neglect, legal counsel, technical assistance and public policy work to assist Nevadians with disabilities.
“One of our core values at BCT is to always give back to our community and be a responsible corporate citizen.”, says Earle Keizer President and COO of Business Continuity Technologies. “As a minority family owned company, we are very sensitive to the disenfranchised and disabled population in our community. Technology can be a great tool in addressing human rights issues and we want to be in the forefront of this cause,” says Earle Keizer.
The Boys and Girls Club at Ely Nevada was the second recipient of a donation from BCT. This Club will serve a much needed void in White Pine County for youths ages 5-12 and teens ages 13-15. The facility will also be open for after school programming and school breaks, to accommodate parent’s valid schedules. While at the Club, young people will participate in a wide range of programs and activities that will support academics, encourage healthy lifestyles and build character and citizenship. The Club has generated incredible local and statewide support from: Adam Laxalt, Nevada Attorney General;Melody Van Camp, Mayor of Ely, Nevada; Michael Wheable,White Pine County District Attorney; Lori Hunt, White Pine County School Board President; Richard Howe, County Commissioner Chairman ; Adam Young, White Pine County School District Superintendent and Caroline McIntosh of the Steering Committee, who was instrumental in the development of this initiative.
“We are very honored to be part of this worthy cause. Many kids after the school day end up home alone, left to their own devices because their parents are still at work. Some parents have to try to juggle their schedules os that one of them is home after school hours, but there are many single parents who have no choice. This is where the Boys and Girls Club comes in”, says Lester Keizer CEO of BCT. “As the technology partner for White Pine County Schools, The City of Ely and White Pine County, we are very vested in the life and issues of the constituents that we serve.” says Lester Keizer.
The Keizer brothers have always believed in the saying;”It is more blessed to give then to receive”. “Our parents who sacrificed and gave so much to thousands of children around the world have always been our inspiration. This has influenced our way of doing business and will continue to drive the way we use our technology company to help change lives..One Nevadian at a time!”, says Earle and Lester Keizer.