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Angels In Our Midst

Angels In Our Midst

 
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Angels in our Midst (Jasmine Card)

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 01:43 PM CDT
ESCAMBIA COUNTY  -  One month ago, fire heavily damaged the Appetite for Life building and destroyed tons of food.
   
The non-profit agency provides nutritious meals for the seriously ill and home-bound.
Many people heard of their tragedy and reached out to help.
  
One of them was a little Angel wearing a sash and tiara.
Celeste;  "She said she saw it on the news and it made her very sad and she wanted to do something about it."
  
"She" has been helping others since she was as little as her baby brother.  Mom would take her along on fundraisers while she was still in her car seat. 
  
Celeste Southard, Appetite For Life Director;  "There was over 90 tons in just the container, plus the three dumpsters which we had already dumped.  So, we lost a lot of food."
  
She can only explain it in a child's words, but Jasmine has an adult understanding of being a good neighbor.
  
Jasmine;  "I was sad that someday someone in my family might go there and their kitchen might burn down and they might not have food, so maybe I should help others the way I might be treated."
  
First, Jasmine set up shop outside her neighborhood grocery store and asked for donations.
  
Jasmine;  "I feel like it was the right thing to do and when I first got there, I was like, this is going to be fun."

Celeste ;  When a 7 year old wanted to get up, leave the house, go to a grocery store and get food to bring to us, it was amazing.
   
Her first haul to Appetite for Life, 436 items.
Jasmine;   "I was like, Whoa!"
   
Next, she appealed to her classmates at Redeemer Lutheran School.  Their collections are ongoing.  When  this drive is over, one little girl will have again earned the Regional Pageant title she holds.
  
Miss Heart of America, Queen of Hearts.
Groups like Appetite for Life, rely on people with big hearts, people like Jasmine Card . 
    
Celeste;  "She just brought us a ton of food, lot of hope."
Just the spirit "Miss Heart of America" looks for.
Jasmine;  "They're looking for the beauty inside of you."
 
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