6 Year Old Boy Forwards Disney World Savings To Help Hurricane Dorian Survivors!
A young boy has forwarded the ultimate gesture of a child’s life, by using money he saved for a trip to Disney World to help civilians of #SouthCarolina as they relocate.
According to #Blavity Jermaine Bell and his Grandmother Aretha Grant of Allendale, South Carolina came up with the plan to utilize the money they had saved up for their Disney Land trip; by helping people who were forced to evacuate in order to escape the hurricane. “The people that are traveling to go to places, I wanted them to have some food to eat, so they can enjoy the ride to the place that they’re going to stay at,” Bell tells local news. “I wanted to be generous and live to give.”
Sources have indicated that both Bell and his grandmother stood alongside Highway 125 with a sign to let people know that they were offering hot dogs, chips and water to people fleeing to shelter and safety. It has been confirmed that the duo helped feed over 100 people and even helped pray for a family.
Hurricane Dorian devastated the island of the Bahamas last Sunday as it produced over three feet of rain with severe winds of 200 mph. So far only 30 people have been confirmed dead but officials expect the death toll to raise tremendously. The storm was identified as a category 5 and then slowed down to a category 2, but both Florida and South Carolina still endured horrific weather conditions. Grant states that her grandson knows how fortunate he is and is proud that he wanted to help others in their time of need.
“He actually even prayed for a family while they were here in reference to their house being okay when they got back, so that was really tear dropping,” Grant states in an interview with WJBF-TV.
“They weren’t able to take everything. So just knowing that they couldn’t take everything and we were able to have a house, so that’s the blessed part that he should be thankful for and get out of it.”
Reports read that over 360,000 South Carolina residents were forced to evacuate and 200,000 people lost power.