6-year-old donates his Disney trip savings to hurricane victims

By Matthew Brooks

A 6-year-old in South Carolina has been saving up his money for a trip to Disney World.

People have been evacuating their homes under threat of Hurricane Dorian making landfall on the east coast.

The boy, Jermaine Bell, told WJBF that other people need money more than he needs that Disney trip.

“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,” he told WJBF in South Carolina.

He used the money to buy hot dogs, chips, and water. With two handmade signs, he stood along the highway ready to share. As evacuees’ cars came through, he waited to give to those in need.

“I wanted to be generous and live to give,” says Bell.

Bell’s grandmother, Aretha Grant, helped her grandson hand out the food and water to those affected by the hurricane.

“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.” says Grant.”

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