9-year-old girl builds shelters for the homeless

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Girl, 9, Builds Shelters For The Homeless


While many 9-year-olds put most of their hard work toward homework, one girl in Washington State is putting it toward the homeless.

Hailey Fort recently built a mobile sleeping shelter big enough for one adult and by the end of this year she hopes to build a dozen for the homeless all on her own. Yeah, she's that good with power tools.

But that's not all she has planned.

According to a Facebook page for her garden Hailey's Harvest, she hopes to grow more than 200 pounds of food. She also has a GoFundMe page to help fund her other projects.

She told ABC News she first became inspired to help the homeless when she was 5.

"I saw a man on the street and I wanted to help him so I asked my mom if I could and she said yes."

Her mom said, "I think they're normally a bit taken back by the fact that there's this little kid in their space saying how can I help you?"

The family told KING that the first Hailey-made shelter will go to a man named Edward because he's always been gracious and kind when receiving food from Hailey.

By the end of the year, Hailey plans to have at least 12 shelters, 1,000 toiletries, 500 feminine hygiene products, 100 coats, and 250 pounds of food to give to those in need.

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