7-Year Old Raises $5,000 for Flood Victims

7-Year Old Raises $5,000 for Flood Victims

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A seven-year-old Spanish Fork girl is being praised for her efforts to help raise money for Southern Utah flood victims.

Jakelyne Devey has raised five-thousand dollars for victims in the flood-ravaged St. George area.

Jakelyne told her mom she wanted to help the victims after she saw the flood devastation on the news.

The two began their fund-raising efforts by putting out jars at a family friend's gas station. They also teamed up with local police officers to raise money at a Lindon bowling alley and inspired area high-schoolers to donate.

The first-grader says she isn't ready to rest. She and her mom plan on helping with a charity golf tournament in April.

Tomorrow, Jakelyne and Governor Huntsman will shoot a television commercial for flood relief at the governor's office.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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