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

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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 has worked as an entertainment journalist for ten years, both in London and New York. She has done a daily gossip column on British newspaper the Daily Star where she interviewed everyone from Tom Cruise and George Clooney to Simon Cowell and Jennifer Lopez. She also worked as the News Director of In Touch in New York for the past six years, before launching her own site www.celebzter.com, which aims to provide smart content for smart women.
Melissa Myers has worked as an entertainment journalist for ten years, both in London and New York. She has done a daily gossip column on British newspaper the Daily Star where she interviewed everyone from Tom Cruise and George Clooney to Simon Cowell and Jennifer Lopez. She also worked as the News Director of In Touch in New York for the past six years, before launching her own site www.celebzter.com, which aims to provide smart content for smart women.
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