150 Low-Income South Bend Families Receive Computers And Internet Access

Dec 18, 2019

A South Bend resident receiving her computer.
Credit Annacaroline Caruso /WVPE News

150 low-income families in South Bend received computers and internet access Wednesday. 

People lined up inside the Technology Resource Center in Ignition Park, waiting to receive their computer.

The computers are provided by a partnership called Bridging the Gap which provides affordable computers and internet to people who are struggling financially. It’s a collaboration between the nonprofit PC’s for People and internet access nonprofit Mobile Beacon.

Bryan Mauk is the executive director for PC’s For People Ohio. He said having a computer and internet access will open several doors for these families.

“Computers are essential to everyday life. Everything from applying to jobs, to getting food stamps, to doing homework. Imagine trying to do homework without a computer and internet at home, right?”

Mauk said computers are a necessity in today’s world and your income shouldn’t limit your access to technology.

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