8-year-old sells cookies, donates to Hurricane Sandy relief


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — An eight-year-old Girl Scout may have earned a merit badge in compassion after raising money for victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Rileigh Pedersen of Wilmington raised more $208 selling homemade cookies to her neighbors to donate to the American Red Cross for disaster relief.

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“I just wanted to help,” Rileigh, who attends Parsley Elementary, said.

If you would like to help with the recovery from Sandy, text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.