GOOD NEWS Little Girl, Big Heart: Organization Sends Letters to Our Troops
A little girl with a big heart is bringing smiles to our soldiers overseas.
Savannah Maddison said her best friend’s dad was deployed to Afghanistan two years ago. She wanted to do something to help her friend, Wilson, so she wrote and recorded a song for her, but she didn’t stop there.
“I guess I realized I hadn’t made that much of a difference by just showing her a song that I had recorded for her, so we decided I wanted to do more,” Maddison said.
That’s when Maddison started writing letters to her best friend’s dad’s battalion. Other kids in the neighborhood joined in, and soon they were sending out 40-50 letters per week.
“Savannah’s Soldiers” has continued to grow since then. The organization has sent out 75,000 letters, and Maddison hopes to reach 100,000 by the end of the year.
“It’s amazing to know that you’re able to distract them from that horrible situation they’re in momentarily, to let them have a moment of peace, to be able to smile, and to be able to read a letter,” she said this morning on “Fox and Friends.”
Watch the full interview above.