Company Donates Internet To Homeless Shelter To Help Find Jobs
After losing his job, Wayne Samuelson, was forced into homelessness. The U.S. veteran lost his job at a museum and moved into San Francisco's Next Door shelter. It wasn't before long, though, that he found a new job; thanks to their internet access. He took to Craigslist and found a job as a security guard.
But the shelter didn't always have internet access. Another homeless man staying at Next Door, Darcel Jackson, knew how important internet was. When he was at the shelter, they didn't have access to the internet. Being in the 21st century, it's almost imperative one is connected to the internet. It's how people stay in touch, companies post job openings, and people apply for jobs... just to name a few. So as a homeless man searching for work, Darcel knew he, and others, needed internet access.
With the help of Greg Gopman, a former tech company CEO, Jackson got a local internet provider to donate $6,000 worth of equipment to get the shelter online. Now, people like Jackson and Samuelson can have the tools the find work more efficiently.
Jackson is now working with Gopman to launch a nonprofit helping more people in underserved communities get online to better their futures.
H/T HuffPost IMPACT