Samuel Masters for Art-Sheep
Daily, many of us get touched by important social issues, but in most cases we move on with life, often overlooking what we deem we cannot change. This, however does not seem to be the case of 9-year-old Hailey Fort from Bremerton, Washington who after seeing and helping a homeless man in the age of 5, decided to take matters into her own hands. Having started growing her own vegetables to donate to a local food bank, this amazing little girl has moved on to, almost single-handedly, making mobile sleeping shelters for the homeless people in her area.
Complete with windows, insulation made out of old jeans and locking front doors, the 12 shelters are currently being constructed by the 9-year-old herself, except for some tricky parts, and are funded by grants from organizations Together Rising and Momastery. Fort intends to keep up her good work through more donations, the completion of her first shelter, as well as spreading the word about her fundraising. She states, “It just doesn’t seem right that there are homeless people. I think everyone should have a place to live”.