Published on AOL Jobs: jobs.aol.com/articles/2013/10/29/nyc-teenager-creates-a-silver-lining-for-sandy-survivors/
When Ariel Creamer, 14, gets home from school every day her mother sets a timer for 30 minutes. This is her time to go on Facebook before she starts her homework. But she's doing a lot more than posting party photos or chatting with friends.
Creamer lives in Rockaway New York, one of the areas that were hit hard by Superstorm Sandy last October. After evacuating with her family, she returned to friends and neighbors who had lost everything, and decided to help.
"Survivor's Silver Lining" helps Creamer connect donations to people in need from her neighborhood to donors from around the country. Since February the page has received 693 likes and Ariel has helped over 50 people get their things back.
Last month, she was nominated and named as a "Champion of Change," and invited to the White House to share her story with other volunteer leaders and discuss the power of social media. She was the youngest one there.