Hailey Fort is a remarkable young girl.
At the age of 5, she saw homeless people near where she lived, and as it states on the GoFundMe page she set up:
“Hailey started to help the homeless 4 years ago when she saw someone on the side of the street and asked her mother if there was anything she could do. They bought him lunch and from there Hailey has taken it upon herself to start a garden to donate vegetables and begin building mobile sleeping shelters for the homeless in Kitsap County.”
She has already raised $40,000 to assist with her efforts.
This year alone, 9-year-old Hailey will build twelve mobile shelters for the homeless in Silverdale, Washington. Most of them she will build with her own two hands.
In addition to the shelters, Hailey also grows fruits and vegetables in a garden she has planted. The approximately 250pounds of food she produces this year will also be donated to help those in need.
Fort posts daily updates on her Facebook page, and here’s a recent one:
“I want to thank everyone that has been so supportive. Today I was able to give North Kitsap Fishline a check to cover the cost of 10 PO boxes for a year. PO boxes are important for people without an address to get a job. In addition to the check, I donated 11 tents, 18 sleeping bags, 14 backpacks, 10 phones, 14 tarps, 4 portable showers, 30 ID pouches, 10 packages of batteries, 40 packages of antibiotic cream, 4 cases of Hot Hands, 24 first aid kits, 9 feminine hygiene products, 50 traveling sunscreen packets, 4 cases of Advil, and a package of diapers.”
Clearly, this is a special girl who saw a need and took matters into her own hands. We can all learn something from Hailey Fort. Just imagine how much better our world would be if each of us were as dedicated and determined as she is.
Watch Hailey In Action, Helping The Less Fortunate In Her Community