Adorable 7-year-old patriot raised hundreds to give back to homeless vets

Jade Britt, a 7-year-old patriot from Marietta, Georgia is an inspiration as she shows adults across the country what it means to come together and give back and honor those who have helped secure our God-given freedoms.

The pint-sized philanthropist collected $700 from her community and put together care packages to donate to homeless veterans in her hometown.

Jade, waving an American flag in one hand and holding a care package in another, was all smiles as she and her mother Holly Britt dropped the care packages off at the Marietta Veterans Center on Thursday morning.

“The Marietta Veterans center is important because it’s part of our community and we always want to help home first,” said Holly Britt. “The people here help people. They really actually help. They don’t just talk about helping. They help with so many resources that they have for veterans.”

(Photo Credit: Fox5)

The family told FOX5 that Jade Britt’s grandfather was the inspiration for the service project as he served in the Vietnam War.

The civic-minded girl was lauded for her efforts, showing that no act is too small to make a difference.


In the midst of everything that feels wrong with the world, the young Jade Britt is joined by other folks who have found unique and meaningful ways to honor others, too.

A former flight attendant who personally knew some of the 9/11 aircraft crew victims will be paying tribute to those who perished in the terrorist attacks 20 years ago as he sets out on August 21 on a journey he has dubbed “Paulie’s Push.” The journey, that he plans to complete on foot while pushing an aircraft beverage cart, will lead him from the Logan International Airport in Boston on a 220-mile trek to Ground Zero in New York City.

“They were heroes,” the 62-year old Paul “Paulie” Veneto said.” “They were the first, first responders of 9/11… and they should be recognized as that.”

Veneto will carry photos of the crew members that were on the United Airlines and American Airlines flights that went down that day and said he was inspired to make the trip because it was “common sense.”

“I’m not going to walk to New York – people walk, people run … what do flight attendants do?” Veneto said. “Everyone knows what a flight attendant does, they push a beverage cart down the aisle.”

“Right now, it’s, [let’s] recognize these guys,” Veneto said, dismissing the woes of the past year, “And hopefully, the rest of us can all get along.”

Ashley Hill

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