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! This year, Fort’s goal is to grow 250lbs (113kg) of food, build 12 shelters, and delivers thousands of toiletries and hygienic items.
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
She also plans to grow 250lbs of food for the homeless in her little garden
The roofed and windowed 8x4ft (2.4×1.2m) shelters are built with pallets, recycled denim insulation and wheels so they can be moved