CHICAGO (CBS) — A fifth grader in Forest Park, whose family has roots in Texas is collecting money and donations for victims of Harvey.
This summer, 10-year-old Storey Novak and her family spent more than two weeks in Texas visiting family.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Black Ice, Frostbite Risk As Wind Chills Drop Below Zero Tuesday
And when she started seeing pictures of what Harvey had done to Texas, she worried.
“My parents started – and said, ‘You should do something.’ And I came up with this,” Storey said.
Storey has been passing out fliers – asking for donations: clothing, toys, money – for people in Texas.READ MORE: 81-Year-Old Woman Dies After Avalon Park House Fire
And the family dining room has filled up.
“Yeah, this one part of the room behind our table is all with boxes.”
Storey goes to Grant-White Elementary School in Forest Park.
“We have a network of 400 emails that went to Forest Park residents. The village got behind it,” said Dan Novak, Storey’s father.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Dangerously Cold Temperatures Tuesday; Wind Chills Below Zero
“We are extremely proud, her mother and I. Storey is mature beyond her years. When she puts her mind to something, she’s a kid who has no fear.”