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Chicago 4th Grader Raising Funds For Bosnian Flooding Victims

An aerial view shows a flooded area near the Northern-Bosnian town of Brcko on May 18, 2014.  (Photo credit should read ELVIS BARUKCIC/AFP/Getty Images)

An aerial view shows a flooded area near the Northern-Bosnian town of Brcko on May 18, 2014. (Photo credit should read ELVIS BARUKCIC/AFP/Getty Images)

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(CBS) — A 10-year-old Chicago girl is doing her part to bring relief to Bosnians suffering through historic mudslides, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

Layla Mranic was born in the U.S. but her parents are from Bosnia. She has been watching with them the devastation from thousands of landslides triggered by record rain.

“The rivers, they’re really, really high and the flood is everywhere I mean everywhere. It is taking down houses with mudslides,” said Layla.

Chicago 4th Grader Raising Funds For Bosnian Flooding Victims

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The 4th grader at Peterson Elementary in the Ravenswood neighborhood is collecting money through the website donationto.com.

“Anything is good, like one, two, five, ten dollars. Anything helps,” said Layala.

Her mother, Edina, says they are also collecting supplies to fly to Bosnia.

“Blankets, kids’ clothing, kids’ food, diapers, adult diapers,” said Edina.

She says they have collected about $1,200 so far and are accepting donations for another week.

To donate, visit www.donationto.com/Help-Bosnia-and-Herzegovina.