UPLAND - Katelynn Carlyle saw the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy and felt inspired to help.

The 11-year-old sixth grader at Sierra Vista Elementary School in Upland decided to start a coin drive to help raise money for the victims of the hurricane.

"I felt really bad that they lost their homes to Hurricane Sandy and their possessions and everything, since you really can't bring back memories," she said.

The coin drive will run for about two weeks, she said.

"So basically what we're going to be doing is having the students at the school donate coins," she said. "With the coin drive we're going to turn all the coins into cash and then we might give it to red cross to give to the victims of hurricane sandy."

Carlyle has two friends helping her organize the drive.

Her mother, Toni, said her daughter is showing how kids think of other people and not just themselves.

"I just thought nowadays you always hear how kids think `me me me,"' she said. "I just thought that was the coolest thing.


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