MOUNT JULIET, TN (WSMV) - In Mt. Juliet, many residents are doing what they can to help their fellow neighbor, even the youngest among us. 

As News 4 was driving down the road in the Providence  Neighborhood Wednesday, several small hands began flagging down the station vehicle. Turns out, they were children in the neighborhood.

The kids have a snack stand that reads “Tornado Relief.” 

Beth Spruill’s 8 year old son, Caleb Spruill thought of the idea after speaking with his childhood friend. 

“Yesterday, we did the same thing for my friend. And I like to do it. Like to help people,” Spruill said. 

“My son said ‘How could we help mom?’ He said ‘Can we set up a snack stand and sell things and give money to the people affected by the tornadoes?” Beth Spruill said. 

“Someone has to watch the babies, so this is a good simple way we can feel like we’re giving back,” Neighbor Samantha Cox said. 

By mid-day Wednesday, the children raised more than $300.

Spruill plans to donate the money to Cross Point Church. 

“Even without a chainsaw, the little ones can be the hands and feet of Jesus,” Spruill said.


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