11 Year Old Girl Supplies Power to Sandy Victims, Donates Proceeds to Red CrossSubmitted by Jao171 on Thu, 11/01/2012 - 11:03
There is no doubt that super storm Sandy has been one of the most destructive storms in the past century. Just in property damage alone it is estimated that the cost will run north of 20 billion dollars. The storm has also claimed dozens of lives and impacted millions who will struggle in dealing with the effects of the devastation on their lives as rebuilding carries on for years. During times of tragedy it is easy to become depressed as cable news bombards the airways with stories of despair and hopelessness. That is why it is so refreshing when stories that are truly inspiring claim some air time.
Most Americans endorse the thought process that without assistance from the federal government food, shelter, water, and power would never make it to those in need. Sometimes a simple act of kindness can go a long way towards supplying a community with a service that meets demand. A great example is provided by a 11 year old girl in Hoboken New Jersey that had the innovative idea to open up an internet café after she realized that her family was one of the few in the area lucky enough to have power. Genuine acts of charity, like this one by Lucy Walkowiak, should be enough to make the most dedicated statist notice the benefits the free market supplies during disaster relief.