MARYVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – A kindergartener from Maryville is joining the ranks of volunteers helping out those hit hardest by Hurricane Harvey.
Every year Ella Russell donates a portion of her birthday money to a worthwhile cause. This year she decided to help buy water for people impacted by the hurricane.
Ella’s mother, Jennifer Perkins said she’s been trying to teach her daughter to help others when they’re in need. Perkins said they were watching television and saw kids impacted by hurricane.
“She started crying because she’s very sensitive,” remembers Perkins. “She was like ‘Mommy, there’s water going up everywhere. What can we do?’”
In the next five days, the family posted to social media and asked others to chip-in to help. They made a number of trips to grocery stores, waited in lines, and finally dropped off water at Rio Revolution Church to be sent to Houston, Texas.
“Her $10 turned into about $280 and …