Take action for teen working to help the homeless

Posted at 5:57 PM, Aug 20, 2014

She's been taking action night after night and now you can take action for her!

We're talking about Mariah Smith, the young Virginia Beach woman who's been on a crusade to help the homeless and at one point was homeless herself.

We've been following her efforts for some time as she regularly heads out with her adoptive mom handing out blankets and food to those in need.

In telling her story, we shared how she was abandoned as an infant at birth. Mariah tells me because she was initially without a home, that may explain why she is so passionate about the homeless.

Well now you can take action for Mariah. Her charity, Blankets For the Homeless has made it to round two in Coastal Virginia Magazine's Third Annual Giving Back Awards.

Click here to vote for them now!

She's also one of three finalists in Classic Air's One Hour Cares competition, with the winner receiving $1,000 towards their cause or organization.

The recipient in this content will be chosen at the end of September in a lottery type drawing with the more "likes" received increasing her chances of winning!

Click here to visit their Facebook page.