Though Hailey Fort is only 9 years old, she has already done more to help the homeless and needy than many of us have. This young girl spends her free time building mobile shelters for the homeless, and even grows food and provides toiletries for them too!

When Hailey was 5, she saw a homeless man and asked her mom whether she could help him by buying a sandwich. Since then, this 9-year-old has been building mobile shelters to help her homeless friends.
“It just doesn’t seem right that there are homeless people. I think everyone should have a place to live.” Thanks to discounts, each shelter costs only about $300 to build. She gets some help and guidance from her parents but does much of the construction herself.

Food is another one of Hailey’s priorities. She grows fruits and vegetables, and hopes to grow 250 pounds for the homeless this year. She’s begun documenting her progress on a Facebook page “Hailey’s Harvest.” The homeless, her mom said, are people she counts as her friends. It’s that friendship, in part, that keeps her going.

Kudos, Hailey, you are an example for all of us!