An 11-year-old girl was worried about the homeless, so she made them masks

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The 11-year old is a seamstress. She has taken lessons and now has put her skills to work.

Credit: AJC

When an 11-year-old girl started to worry about homeless people surviving during the coronavirus pandemic, she decided to help by making them masks.

Holli Morgan, a DeKalb County girl, has made hundreds of masks for homeless people, but her goal is to make 1,200, according to WSB-TV.

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“This little girl just wanted to help. She’s a little girl who wanted to be part of something big. None of us really knew how big it would go,” her mother, April McMillian, told WSB-TV. The young girl has taken sewing lessons and is putting her skills to work to help those in need.

Holli started out making masks for health care workers, but she switched efforts after watching a report with her mother on Channel 2 Action News.

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“It makes me feel like I did something to help the earth in a major pandemic,” Holli said.

The Rev. Kerwin Lee, senior pastor of Berean Christian Church, said Holli saw there was a need and took it on herself to be a blessing to others. Lee’s church has congregations in DeKalb, Gwinnett and Henry counties. He will oversee distributing the masks to those who need them.

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