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Jones County child donates savings to Salvation Army

Bobby Simpson (right) and his mother, Lori McGrew (center) give Simpson's savings to the Hattiesburg Salvation Army Wednesday. Lt. Stacey Connelly of the Salvation Army accepted the donation. Bobby Simpson (right) and his mother, Lori McGrew (center) give Simpson's savings to the Hattiesburg Salvation Army Wednesday. Lt. Stacey Connelly of the Salvation Army accepted the donation.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

A generous Jones County child has given a special gift to help other children this Christmas season.

Bobby Wayne Simpson, 9 of Ovett, has donated his entire savings of $62.50 to the Hattiesburg Salvation Army.

He and his mother, Lori McGrew, visited the Salvation Army Center Wednesday to put the money into one of the organization's red kettles.

Simpson, who was paralyzed in an auto accident five years ago, said he heard on TV that the organization might fall short of its holiday fundraising goals and he wanted to help.

"It gives you hope in humanity," said Lt. Stacey Connelly, corps officer for the Hattiesburg Salvation Army, after receiving Simpson's donation.

To show its appreciation, the Salvation Army gave Simpson a T-shirt and a cape with a "hero" emblem on it.  

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