The hurricane relief effort in Texas recently got a helping hand from fifth graders in Nicholasville, Kentucky. Ella Gould and her classmates raised $200 through an entrepreneur fair they sponsored, and decided to donate the proceeds to help victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Ella is the granddaughter of Don and Ruth Ile, Disaster Relief leaders in Greater Wabash Baptist Association. The Iles recently spent 10 days in Texas with a group of Illinois Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers, helping homeowners recover after massive flooding. Their team worked on 13 homes as part of the ongoing relief effort.
Back in Kentucky, Ella’s class could have decided to spend the money they raised on a party or something else they wanted, Ruth Ile said. But they chose a more charitable option. “They wanted to donate this money to a cause that helped people in need,” said Greater Wabash Director of Missions Brent Cloyd. “We are grateful for the entrepreneurial spirit displayed by Ella’s class and for their generosity.”