8-year-old Amirkis Smith has decided to donate money he says he’s saving for college to the devastation in Haiti. The 3rd grader from Louisiana has saved $300.00 in a savings account for the past two years.
The smart young man has taken it upon himself to donate $50 to Haiti and decided to write a letter to President Obama telling him about it. He opens the letter saying,
“Dear President Obama. I have seen the suffering of the people in Haiti and want to share some money from my savings for their relief.”
Little Amirikis gave the letter to the mayor of Shreveport who then delivered it to the President. The President has since recognized the boy on national TV saying,
“It lives on in the 8-year old boy in Louisiana, who just sent his allowance and asked if I would give it to the people of Haiti…”
If an 8-year-old can do it, there’s no excuse for anyone else.