Just a few days ago, pictures went viral around the world which showcased heart-melting scenes. Yes, two students stood outside Taco Bell, just so they could gain access to the restaurant’s free WiFi. And if you think it was merely for entertainment purposes, then you’re sadly mistaken.
Two girls had no other option than to use Taco Bell’s free Wifi access. Meanwhile, the task was related to homework completion. Therefore, since it was a virtual class, they needed the internet’s access.
Viewers from around the globe highlighted how there was a prominent ‘digital divide,’ in today’s world. And that mostly affects the poor, giving a clear distinction between different members of society. In this particular case, it was related to poor income, rural, and minority students.
Reports expressed how Salina City’s Elementary School spotted the students initially. And now, they’re getting plenty of resources for their undue strive for education. Here’s the latest scoop on the incident that’s shaking the world, a moment at a time.
Online fundraiser raises money for students
One online fundraiser is getting plenty of attention and it’s for a rather good cause.
Meanwhile, the fundraiser didn’t initially expect such a welcoming response from donors.But today, it’s drawn a lot of positive attention. To be exact, many people gathered as one for one simple purpose. And that purpose revolves around helping others for a great cause- education for those in need.
Yes, two young girls received prayers and donations after they attempted to finish their homework using Taco Bell free wifi.
And in light of that, the fundraiser drew in donations galore.In particular, we’re talking about a major estimate surmounting to $130,000. But that’s a rough estimate as the money keeps cashing in as we speak.
So where will the money go? According to reports, the family of the two girls will receive the funds. And they will make sure it’s used solely to fulfill all of their educational purposes.
A photo of girls using Taco Bell free WiFi goes viral
But how exactly did one photograph lead to such a massive uprising? Well, according to reports, the girls’ picture went viral through various social media platforms. And in particular, this relates to Instagram.
Thanks to the post going viral across the board, the local district decided to end their girls’ misery by making some serious amendments. And out of those, they included installing several points for free Wifi access. As a result of this hotspot for easy network access, the family finds it so much more convenient to do simple tasks.
Just last Sunday, Salinas resident went on a mission to set up a GoFundMe page for the students. But little did she know about the response that she would get. And that’s why her initial goal was just $20,000. However, thanks to many generous souls, it went way beyond anyone’s expectations.
People pour in sentiments and donations from around the country
In the fundraising campaign’s donation program, Lopez whose initiative it originally was, explained the family’s details in the description.
Here, she revealed how the two girls’ mother is actually a migrant worker.She has a total of three daughters and is doing her level best to support her family.
This heartfelt and emotional post actually got many hearts racing to help and make a difference.
And that’s when a lot of donations started pouring in.Moreover, the famous Salinas citizen also revealed how the girls needed better clothes, supplies, food, and other essentials. In short, the Taco Bell free wifi access wasn’t their only longing.
Today, the girls are safe and in a better place. But again, they need as much help as they can get. With a community as strong as this, it’s amazing to see how united people are in terms of helping others.
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