It’s been a couple of weeks since Hurricane Irma hit Florida and for one local student, it hit close to home.
For Dugger Union Community School 5th grader, Caitlynne Henico, Florida was home for half of her life.
And after the hurricane hit, the 10 year old wanted to help those affected by the storm.
That’s when she told the school her idea and together they started fundraising.
During recess Caitlynne sold 50-cent popsicles to students and by Friday, she sold over 3-hundred popsicles, raising over 100 dollars.
“So it’s been a really good fundraiser,” Camil Catlin said. “And she’s really proud of herself. And we are proud of her. She’s definitely a giver and a doer and she wants to help those in need so we are really proud of her.”
“It makes me feel really happy I finally get to help out with this,” Caitlynne Henico said. “It makes me feel good that people actually care about it and some people have just donated money for it and not gotten a popsicle.”
All the money raised will be donated to The American Red Cross.