Dashai Morton, an elementary school student from Forestville, Maryland, a Washington, D.C. suburb, wanted something different than most girls turning 12 years old would ask for. Instead of frivolous gifts, Morton asked her grandmother to help her collect cases of water to send to Puerto Rico and managed to gather 500 cases with the help of her school.
Local outlet WJLA reports:
Instead of gifts for her birthday this year, 12-year-old Dashai Morton asked for something a bit different.
“She wanted nothing else. Nothing else. No party, no nothing. This is what she wanted,” Tanya Morton, Dashai’s Grandmother, said, pointing to a huge stack of bottled water.
The North Forestville Elementary School sixth grader kicked off Project Give Back 500, specifically trying to drum up 500 cases of water for the people in Puerto Rico.
“I had a lot of people who helped me help people in Puerto Rico,” Dashai said.
Not only did Morton spearhead this effort along with her school, she also used some of her own birthday money to buy 40 cases when she fell a bit short of her 500 case goal. According to Fox 5 DC, Morton also collected food, blankets, baby items, and more.
You go, Dashai. Take a drive up Pennslyvania Avenue and go tell that fool in the White House this is how you get it done.
Photo: screen cap/WJLA