A young girl in the U.S has made it her goal to build shelters for the less fortunate.
9-year-old Hailey Ford from Bremerton, Washington, is currently working on her first project – a wooden structure with windows and insulation – for her homeless friend Edward, who was been left without a place to live after losing his job at a local supermarket.
Hailey builds the shelters by hand, with the help from her grandfather and mother when bigger power tools are required, and she hopes to have completed 12 shelters by the end of the year.
It just doesn’t seem right that there are homeless people. I think everyone should have a place to live.Advertisement
The inspirational youngster has received local support for the project, as each shelter costs $300 to complete.
If all goes to plan, the mobile shelters – which are equipped with wheels to make them easier to transport – will be put up in a tent city which is set to open in Bremerton later this year.
As well as the building project, Hailey has started a garden to grow food for the homeless in her community, and last year she donated 128 pounds (58kg) of fresh fruits and vegetables.
For 2015, she hopes to grow 250 pounds (113kg) of food, as well as hand out 1,000 toiletries, 500 feminine hygiene products, 100 coats and as many sleeping shelters as she can find space for. Incredible!
Check out some of the photos of Hailey’s amazing work below and visit her Facebook page here.