The images of the flooding, damage and destruction left behind by Hurricane Harvey stuck with a Bloomfield third-grader, Declan Mcweeny.
"I felt bad for the people in Texas," he said.
He knew he wanted to help, so he came up with a simple idea.
"I decided to make cookies," Mcweeny said.
Declan has been baking, selling and delivering cookies to raise money for relief efforts. His mom, Melissa, said they’ve been overwhelmed by the response.
"I put it on Facebook, and started with friends and family,” she said. “I think we had a goal of $100 initially, and we surpassed that within a couple hours."
So far, he’s raised more than $1,000 for Harvey. He’s donating $500 to Save the Children and $500 to an organization to help pets.
"I thought it was such a good way to support a youngster who obviously has such a good heart," said patron, Laurie Boutiette.
Declan plans to continue baking his cookies. He’s now selling them to benefit victims of Hurricane Irma. So far, he’s raised $200.