Severstal North America Donates Computer Lab to Palmer Home for Children

August 22, 2013

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COLUMBUS, Mississippi, August 6, 2013 – Severstal North America, one of the country’s leading flat-rolled steel producers, and Palmer Home for Children, a ministry dedicated to children in need, who are growing up without the support of a natural family, held a dedication ceremony for a new, fully-equipped, state-of-the-art computer lab. Made possible by a donation from Severstal, the lab will be used by children who are home-schooled on campus.

The computer lab will provide an additional avenue for the children to learn in new, innovative ways using the latest technology to enhance their classroom experience.

The dedication ceremony was attended by representatives from Severstal, Palmer Home, and members of the local government and press.

“Palmer Home is a hopeful place in our community, a place where children can grow, learn and realize their full potential,” said Madhu G. Ranade, Vice President and General Manager, Severstal Columbus. “We wanted to give these children the latest tools to fuel their curiosity and heighten their learning, especially in science and technology.”

Palmer Home President and CEO Drake Bassett thanked the company for its generous contribution. “Education is a key component to the future of our children. Some require individualized training to accomplish their goals and we now have the tools to support and enhance their learning. We could not have launched this initiative without Severstal’s leadership and generosity.”