Among them is Joseph McClellan Jr. of Springhill, Fla. He went all out, collecting some 250 boxes of food, clothing and toys for storm victims, a huge feat in itself, and one made more noteworthy because this Good Samaritan is 9-years-old.
Why did he do it?
"Me and my mom and her friend Gina collected everywhere," including school.
McClellan also used $50 he'd saved for a new bike to buy "notebooks, crayons, pencils, markers, paper, girls' underwear, and shirts" for the cause.
His beaming mother, Diane McClellan, told Syler, "At first, I didn't think that it was actually going to go this far. I thought we'd just collect a few items and drop them locally at a collection place. Then as he started bringing home bags and bags of items and contacted his principal at the elementary school; she helped us organize the food drive there."
McClellan's young sister, Megan, pitched in, too, going through her room to find toys to donate.