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American High School sophomore, moved by the Northern California wildfire tragedy, started his own campaign to solicit donations for the victims. On his own initiative he went door-to-door collecting food and monetary donations. Phone calls and emails soon poured in with questions, asking how to donate. Singhvi's GoFundMe campaign ( successfully harnessed the power of social media.

At the Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, he attends with his family, officials invited him to make an announcement of his intentions, and attendees responded generously.

Altogether, Singhvi collected several dozen grocery bags of food and raised $1,800, which his mother's employer matched for a total of $3,600. In turn, each dollar provided $4 purchasing power to the food bank Singhvi donated to, meaning that $14,400 in food resources was made available to food bank recipients, an amount, says Singhvi, "that gives some sense of satisfaction."

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