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Melany Myers

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I think most of us remember saving money as a kid and putting it into a piggy bank. I think back to those days, and remember the excitement of having my own money and being able to spend it on something fun. 

6-year-old Jermaine Bell, from South Carolina, will be celebrating his 7th birthday on September 8th. He’s been saving money to visit Disney World, but with Hurricane Dorian rolling towards the Carolinas, Bell wanted to do something to help others.

Bell took his Disney World birthday money and traded it in for hot dogs, chips, and water to serve to coastal South Carolina evacuees. Bell said that he wanted the evacuees to have food to eat while they traveled to a safe destination.  “I wanted to be generous and live to give,” says Jermaine.

Bell stood along Highway 125 in Allendale with two handcrafted signs on each end of the highway to make sure he got evacuees attention. His grandmother Aretha Grant was with him to help him pass out food.  Together they served nearly 100 evacuees.

Bell is hoping that after Hurricane Dorian passes, that he’ll be able to visit Disney World. IF Disney World is smart, they’ll give this sweet boy a free trip for his birthday. What an amazing heart this young man has!