Okemah 6-year-old gives savings to Harvey victims

Posted at 8:29 PM, Sep 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-08 20:43:52-04

OKEMAH, Okla. -- An Okemah first grader gave up her life savings to help Harvey victims in Texas. She's getting so much attention that people across the world are even helping fill her piggy bank.

We’ve probably all had a piggy bank.

"I just take the money and put it in my piggy bank," Jorjie Henley said.

For 6-year-old Jorjie Blu, it’s a pink castle for a princess just like her. 

“I have been saving this for my whole life and I wanted to get Bruno Mars tickets, but I realized tickets aren’t important," Henley said.

That dream quickly changed.

“The hurricane Harvey is important," she said.

Her mother posted a video of her daughter to Facebook. It quickly went viral. Jorjie asked her friends to also donate their piggy banks. 

“It just breaks my heart," she said.

“We’ve heard from Canada, Argentina, Germany and all of the states," Jorjie's mother Sara Henley said.

The first grader put more than a dozen piggy banks throughout Okemah. Over the past week, she’s raised about $5,000.

"As a human, she’s taking the unselfish route and giving herself to others," Jorjie's mom said.

Although she won’t be headed to a Bruno Mars concert, her moves are on point. 

“If I were to meet him, I would just say you’re my man," the 6-year-old said.

But she's got one question for the superstar.

“Hey Bruno Mars, where is your piggy bank at?" she said.

The 6-year-old will have a donation box Friday night at the Okemah football game. All donations will be added up October 1st and then sent to the American Red Cross. 

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