Little boy doing his part to help Harvey victims

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017
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Watch the report from Christie Ileto on Action News at 11 on Aug. 28, 2017.

OLD CITY (WPVI) -- In the wake of Hurricane Harvey and the dangerous storm that continues, people in the Delaware and Lehigh Valleys have been scrambling to help those impacted by the devastation.

We spoke to one little boy who's doing his part.

Jett is from Houston, but now lives in Philadelphia, and is worried about his family back home. So, he decided to give back by manning a lemonade stand in his neighborhood.

Yes, help is coming from a 5-year-old donning a Super Man cape and a Texans hat.

The sign taped to the front of his stand reads: "50 cents a cup to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey."

"Jett was a little concerned the past few days," explained his mom, Margaret Brown. "His grandparents - we've been able to talk to them, luckily. We were just trying to think of things we could do to help and we feel so far away."

And his mission to help has others going out of the way to step up too.

"To see this young man take his love of wanting to help somebody to this magnitude, that's amazing, that fills you with hope," said Shawn Reid.

Across the river, the Marlton Elks is collecting donations every night this week at their lodge on Eveboro-Medford Road - specifically toiletries that they will drive down to Houston.

"A lot of people are going to be in shelters for weeks at a time," said George Tencza of the Marlton Elks. "There's soaps in here, shampoo for people to clean themselves with because they basically have nothing down there."

The Delaware Valley is stepping up to help... even when help comes from a 5-year-old wearing a Texans hat and Super Man cape.


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