Hampton 7-year-old helping service members during COVID-19 pandemic

Posted at 9:39 PM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 23:26:10-04

HAMPTON, Va. - One Hampton girl is taking action to help others during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since joining the Girl Scouts, 7-year-old Abigail Pearson has found a passion for helping others. In the past, she organized a shoe drive and brought others together to make items for local foster care and a wildlife rehab facility.

“I think it's the right thing to do,” she said.

But, using her own money and donations, her latest project involves putting together "essential" packs for members of the USNS Laramie.

“One of our Girl Scout laws says, ‘Make the world a better place,’ and that's what we're doing,” Abigail said.

So far, she’s made 80 packs for the USNS Laramie, with items including deodorant, shampoo, soap and Girl Scout cookies.

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“It doesn't matter how big you are, how small you are, how smart you are, how much you have or don't have,” Abigail’s grandmother, Monique Pearson, said. “It's your heart that matters.”

For Abigail, she doesn't plan on slowing down anytime soon.

“We're going to keep on making them until we see that it's over, and that's when we'll go back to doing other stuff,” Abigail said.

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