For her 12th birthday, Maryland girl collects 500 cases of water for Puerto Rico victims

- Instead of receiving gifts for her birthday, a selfless Maryland girl is showing off her big heart and helping people in need affected by the devastation in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria and Irma.

Dashai Morton is a sixth grader at North Forestville Elementary School in Prince George’s County and she recently celebrated her 12th birthday on Tuesday. When her grandmother asked Dashai what she wanted for her birthday, the young teenager said she wanted to collect and donate 500 cases of water bottles for the victims in Puerto Rico.

With the help of her grandmother, mother and Dashai's school, they were able to collect 460 cases. To reach her goal of 500, Dashai used the money she received for her birthday to purchase the remaining 40 cases.

In addition to the water, Dashai also collected non-perishable food items, blankets, baby formula and toiletries.

If you'd like to help Dashai by contributing to her cause, contact the FOX 5 DC News Desk at (202) 895-3000 and we'll help put you in touch with her family.

Up Next:


  • Popular

  • Recent

WATCH FOX 7 NEWS LIVE

FOX 7 News streams at the following times (all times Central):


Monday - Friday

4:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

9 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Saturday

6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Sunday

6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.



Schedule subject to change in the event of network sports coverage.

We also stream press conferences and other breaking news coverage from time to time. When we are not in a live newscast, you will see replays of the most recent broadcast.

To enter full screen Mode click the button.

For closed captioning, click on the button while in full screen mode.

Desktop/tablet users: To choose the stream's video quality, click on the button (while in full screen mode) and choose from 432p or 270p.

Mobile users:The video quality default is to your phone's settings.

Please allow time for buffering. If the stream stalls, refresh your browser. Thanks for watching

Stories You May Be Interested In - Includes Advertiser Stories