Nelson County girl holds hurricane relief fundraiser
NELSON COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A nine-year-old girl from Nelson County is being recognized for her work after organizing several donation drives through FEMA.
E'nilah Durant named the drive God’s Lil Angels.
She set up the fundraiser through Nelson County Public Schools to help hurricane victims in Florida.
She placed jars in classrooms and the front desks of schools where students and teachers could donate.
There is also a jar at the Shell station in Lovingston where her grandmother is the manager.
Durant is hoping for $1 a day in the jars and has an overall goal of $3,000.
She says her reason for the fundraiser is that she hopes someone would do the same for her.
"One time I was watching the news, and I heard that there was going to be a hurricane in Florida, and I really wanted to help people out because if there was one here, I hoped people would do the same for me," Durant said.
Her mother learned about FEMA from a relative, so when her daughter came up with the fundraiser idea, she decided to contact the federal agency.
FEMA will recognize her efforts.
This fundraiser will go on until the beginning of November.