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6-year-old plays part in Haiti relief

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By Len Kiese - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Big Haiti relief efforts continue in our area and even from some small South Georgians.

6-year-old Westown Elementary student Jawaski Gilliard saw the earthquake devastation and told his mother he wanted to use his savings to help.

Monday afternoon the family ventured to Sam's Club and purchased more than $400 worth of bottled water.

"Because I wanted to help them," said Jawaski, "because bad things happened to them."

"He came to his mother saying he wanted to use his savings to get some water to the people in Haiti. What's the reason behind it? I don't know but God knows. And after he was persistent, she decided to do it because there has to be some blessings behind all this," said Jawaski's grandfather Major Davis.

The two pallets full of water will be given to the Southwest Georgia Food Bank to be sent to Haiti along with their relief items.

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