Taco Bell raised $ 118K for girls forced to use WiFi


(Newser)
– They may live near Silicon Valley, but two children were forced to sit outside a Taco Bell to log on to learn distance to their school, so they could use the restaurant’s free WiFi – And now more than $ 118,000 has been raised for them. “A lot of us don’t have to worry about a proper WiFi connection or a quiet place to work from home,” writes the man who posted an image of the girls on Instagram. “Every student from preschool through college should have free access to particularly reliable WiFi.” It went viral, and a GoFundMe campaign was set up. The poster later also stated that the school district identified the girls and gave them an internet hotspot.

“It’s home to California, Silicon Valley … but where the digital divide is as deep as ever,” California Senate President Pro Tempore Tweeted. “Where all 40% of Latino’s don’t have Internet access. This generation is better.” The GoFundMe organizer explains, “Juana is a mom to three smart and outgoing little girls who track the family by looking at the photos.” She is an essential worker who works in the fields picking berries. She is a devoted mother who works hard to provide for them. She sells flowers by the roadside while away from her job. When the fields stop working. She sells ice cream, snacks and candy near Salinas. She does not take a single day off as it is a day when she can earn a few dollars to provide for her girls. “The family was to be evicted from the room they all shared at the time the campaign began. (Read more Coronavirus stories)

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