Cavanaugh Bell. Image: Facebook/Cool & Dope

7-year-old boy uses savings to buy food, supplies for elderly amid COVID-19

March 24th, 2020

A 7-year-old boy used his own money to buy food and cleaning supplies for senior citizens amid the global spread of COVID-19.

Cavanaugh Bell, from Maryland, United States, uploaded a video of his generous act on his organization Cool & Dope’s YouTube channel last Wednesday, March 18.

“It’s scary times with everything going on with the #coronavirus #pandemic, but I wanted to spread love and positivity,” he said.

This prompted him to use $500 (about P25,400) of his savings along with donations he got online to create “care packs” for the elderly in his community.

“They are the most at risk right now with #COVID-19 and I wanted them to know that they were not forgotten,” Bell explained.

He then used the amount to buy supplies such as fruits, sanitary items and bleach for the elderly. Bell managed to purchase enough goods to put together 65 “care packs,” which he hand-delivered to a nearby senior living community.

He also appealed to those interested to help to course their donations through his organization’s website. Bell seems to have no plans of stopping his acts of kindness as he distributed another batch of the packages to senior citizens earlier today, March 24. He uploaded moments from the second delivery on his organization’s Instagram page on the same day.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases globally has reached over 332,000, as of yesterday. The disease has also claimed more than 14,500 lives.  /ra


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