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Lyons Boy Raises Money for Tornado Victims
Thursday, 23 June 2011

June 23--  Laurie Page of Lyons says her ten-year-old son, Tyler, is a "kid with a big heart."

Image"I was watching the news one night after the tornadoes hit Joplin, Missouri.  I knew we had family friends in Alabama and they had been hit and I wanted to do something for them," he said.

Tyler started a tornado victims' fund drive and set a goal of $200.  He ended up raising over $1,000.

"It started out that people were giving change. Then they just kept giving more and more we've even got a couple of checks," he reports.

Tyler is a member of the Vidalia Church of God and says members of his church were big supporters.

"That's where we've got most of our money, but we've got some from other places, too," he says.

Tyler and his family plan to make a trip to Fort Payne, Alabama and deliver the cash in person to their friends in need.

"They lost everything and this sort of tells me that no matter how big or small you are, you can do anything you set your mind to," Tyler says.

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