Jerome Bettis donated 50 laptops to students at Sto-Rox High School to help close the digital divide
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Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic started in the United States in March of last year, Steelers Hall of Fame running back Jerome Bettis has done a tremendous job in helping kids in underserving areas by giving them laptops or any type of devices to help them do their school work from home.
Last year, The Bus Stops Here Foundation launched a new campaign called Team 36: Connecting Kids. The goal is to provide laptops to students who do not have one so they can finish their school work.
Yesterday, Bettis continued to help close the digital divide by donating 50 laptops to students at Sto-Rox High School in McKees Rocks, Pa.
“No one person can do it alone. No one foundation can do it alone. It’s important that we all pool our resources together and create the benefit that I think -- it’s the right thing to do,” Bettis said via KDKA.
Damar Hamlin, who was drafted by the Bills in the sixth round last week, was also at the Bus Stop Here Foundation event at Sto-Rox High School yesterday. Hamlin is a Pittsburgh Central Catholic product and played safety at Pitt.
Bettis posted a photo of him with Hamlin at the event on Twitter and said, "The Buffalo Bills got a great football and even better person in Damar Hamlin!! Thanks for supporting my Bus Stop Here Foundation today!!"
Bettis was also in Bridgeville, Pa. yesterday for an 84 Lumber event celebrating students making their careers in skilled trades. Bettis' dad was an electrical inspector for the city of Detroit for 35 years, so careers in skilled trades is something that he's really passionate about.