Meet 9-year-old Hailey Ford, who grows food, and builds small shelters for the homeless
She is only 9 years old; but the task she has been doing is really very big. Hailey Ford from Bremerton, Washington, is making individual shelters to distribute to the homeless people in her community. Hailey, who received a grant as well, will make 11 such small homes for the town’s permanent Tent City, which is expected to open later this year.
It just doesn’t seem right that there are homeless people. I think everyone should have a place to live. Hailey Ford.
Hailey Ford was inspired to build the first shelter after meeting a homeless man, Edward, who lost his job at a local grocery store. Hailey and her mother bought him a sandwich. But, Hailey wanted a way through which she can provide food to the people in need. So, she started Hailey’s Harvest, from where she donated 128 pounds of produce in 2014.
Hailey was awarded with a $3,000 grant and secured a 50 percent discount from a local Lowe’s store to help with the structures. Hailey Ford hopes to grow 250 pounds of food, and distribute 1,000 toiletries, 500 feminine hygiene products, 100 coats, and as many sleeping shelters, by 2015.
Hailey Ford is one of the finest examples we can find, who proves that no person or act of kindness is too small to change the world.