LEXINGTON, KY (LEX 18) – A 17-year-old Lexington girl with special needs is doing her part to make sure the thousands of people affected by Hurricane Michael, are not forgotten.
Several weeks after Hurricane Michael turned the lives upside down of thousands in Florida, the road to recovery for many remains a rocky one.
Nevaeh Southern and her mom, Angela, are spending most of the weekend collecting donations of canned food for victims of Hurricane Michael.
With the permission of the VFW off Leestown Rd., the mother and daughter duo have parked a rented U-Haul outside, with the hopes of filling it.
Angela says this was all her daughter’s idea. Despite her own personal struggles with Autism and Epilepsy, Nevaeh has always been driven by compassion. When she heard about the hurricane, she felt compelled to help.
“I’m extremely proud of my daughter. Not many seventeen-year-old’s would not only have done the things she has done like giving to the homeless and giving up her birthday last year. She’s now focused on the hurricane victims and the less fortunate,” said Southern.
Nevaeh and her mom will be at the VFW Sunday afternoon, and they plan on driving the U-Haul to Florida on Monday.