Local boy raises money to donate to Roanoke Rescue Mission

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Tyler Hettig decided to spend his time away from school supporting a good cause by launching a Facebook fundraiser to help the homeless population in Roanoke.

The description for the donation page says, “Hi I’m Tyler and I want to help Roanoke homeless people because I want to help sad people. I think a lot of people are sad. I love my city and my goal is to get $500 for food, water and clothing.”

“I wanted to help the homeless, help them get food and water and also the COVID-19 going around.”

Tyler Hettig – 10 year old raised $500 for Roanoke Rescue Mission

Since starting the fundraiser at the beginning of the month, Tyler and his father Heath Hettig have already raised more than $500 for the Rescue Mission of Roanoke. They will accept donations through the end of April.

“We were so inspired by it, he had raised over $500 dollars for the Rescue Mission to help homeless people in the area and we just wanted to reach out to him and say Thank you!”

Kevin Berry – Community Outreach Manager / The Rescue Mission

You can donate to the cause here.

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