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Five-Year-Old Girl Gives Birthday Money to Hurricane Harvey Victims

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Five-year-old Ella Russel celebrated her birthday on August 8 and unlike other kids who spend or save all their birthday money, Ella had always been sharing 10% of her money to charity and this year, she had chosen to assist victims of Hurricane Harvey by buying and sending them cases of bottled water.

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Jennifer Perkins

The Tennessee girl’s generosity might have been a result of her exposure to feeding the homeless and caring for others as her mother, Jennifer Perkins is a social worker.

“I have been trying to teach her it doesn’t matter your creed, color or gender; we all have to help each other,” Perkins told Inside Edition.

Ella’s mother also shared how affected her daughter was when she saw the condition of the hurricane victims.

“She started crying because she’s very sensitive,” Perkins told WATE. “She was like ‘Mommy, there’s water going up everywhere. What can we do?’”

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Jennifer Perkins

To make the most out of Ella’s birthday money, the family encouraged their family and friends on social media to contribute to the cause. “Her $10 turned into about $280 and 146 cases of water,” Perkins shared.

The family bought all the cases of water and personally delivered them to a church, to be sent to Houston, Texas.

While the family was glad that they were able to help, they are hoping that Ella’s simple example will inspire other people to help out as well because the plight of the victims will not cease immediately.

“I want the community to remember, yeah, what Ella did was great but let’s continue to fight for these people. It’s fresh in our minds in two weeks, but where are they going to be in 90, 100 days, to a year?” said Perkins.

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Jennifer Perkins

The five-year-old and her family may have already donated water but they are still currently working on sending diapers and hygiene products to the victims.

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