The young girl starting by constructing one shelter – complete with insulation – for her homeless friend but hopes to make many more
An amazing primary school girl is building small homeless shelters by hand because ‘everyone should have a place to live’.
Hailey Ford, nine-years-old, is currently constructing an 8ft x 4ft wooden structure for her homeless friend Edward, who has been left without a place to live after losing his job at a supermarket in Bremerton, Washington.
Amazingly, except from using the bigger power tools, Hailey makes the shelters by hands and is hoping to be able to build even more.
Hailey told King 5 News “It just doesn’t seem right that there are homeless people. I think everyone should have a place to live.”
Her passion for helping homeless people started some years ago, when she insisted on buying a sandwich for a man sat on the street.
From there, Hailey decided to plant her own vegetable garden from which she donates all the fresh produce to her local food bank.
She also provides homeless people with hygiene supplies.
Miranda, Hailey’s mother, said: “If she had her way we’d have mobile sleeping shelters taking up our front lawn.”
The family says they hope make at least 11 more shelters in the next year.
Each shelter costs about $300 (£197) to build, and Hailey and her family are relying on donations to be able to start building the next one.
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