Kids raise money to buy books in memory of boy killed in Boston bombings

By: Tanner Hesterberg Email
By: Tanner Hesterberg Email

MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (WYMT) - As people across the country send their support to the city of Boston, a group of kids in southern Kentucky are helping out, too.

But they are not just raising money. They are also remembering one of the victims of Monday's bombings.

The group 52 Weeks of Giving raised more than $500 at a bake sale Thursday at the Food City in Middlesboro.

The money will be donated to the Boston Public Library to buy books in memory of Martin Richard, eight, the youngest victim of Monday's attacks.

"Some of us are his age," bake sale participant Megan Wilson said. "And it's just sad to think that he was an innocent person and got killed just because someone wanted to do that."

Cindy Wyatt, the group's co-founder, said, "Most of the time before they even know what we're doing they're like, 'Are we going to do something to help them? Are we doing something for Boston?' And it's just opened their eyes. They're just great kids."

A television crew from a national media outlet was on hand to film a story on the kids.

"It feels right and good to help other people when they're in need," bake sale participant Sadie Bates said.

"Kids are amazing," Wyatt said. "And if you give them an opportunity they're gonna change the world, one little act at a time."


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