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Real-Life Heroes of Hurricane Sandy: 11-Year-Old Starts Pop-Up Internet Café to Raise Money for Red Cross

Latest News / November 1, 2012

Hoboken, NJ  was one of the hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy and people are doing what they can to help those in need.

Like, for example, Lucy Walkowiak, an 11-year-old girl who has started a pop-up Internet café and charging station to help dozens of neighbors get a much-needed gadget charge and Internet connection to the outside world.

Walkowiak simply asks for a small monetary donation to the Red Cross for the use of the power and people are also donating coffee to the impromptu baristas working the portable tables

Her father, Steve Walkowiak, told The Philly Post that he gives full credit for the idea to his daughter.

“Lucy does a lot of community service through her school,” he said. “This is on par with what she’s been learning.”

Photos via Jon Bradley.


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Melissa Myers
Melissa Myers has worked as an entertainment journalist for ten years, both in London and New York. She now focuses much of her time helping bring inspiring stories to light and, additionally, her project "Makeover with Meaning," which seeks to add a sprinkle of happiness into the lives of those who need it most.




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on November 1, 2012

Smart girl!



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