A family in New Mexico just got a helping hand after their young son was spotted using his closed school’s WiFi … since there was none available to him at home.
Roswell resident Angel Endecott says a good Samaritan stepped up and volunteered to pay for her family’s Internet service for a year after a photo of her 10-year-old, Jonathon, sitting outside of his shuttered elementary school went viral, depicting him lying on the floor outside his school while using a computer for class time. The reason … he needed access to WiFi.
Jonathon’s mom says she and her husband had lost their jobs during the pandemic, and as a result … had to cut off their Internet provider, among other things. Jonathon’s still doing online learning, so they suggested he hit up the nearby campus to get a signal.
Luckily, the story had already gotten picked up after a few weeks of this … so Endecott and co. don’t have to worry about WiFi anymore. She says she’s got other problems though, and has opened a GoFundMe account to solicit donations. Another GoFundMe to help other kids at the school who might not have WiFi has also been created. Both have raised thousands of dollars.