Kid Mows Lawns For A Great Cause

DALHART, TEXAS (KVII/CNN) – A boy in Texas spent his summer vacation mowing yards for extra cash, and earned thousands of dollars.

But 11-year-old Dyllon Orthman wasn’t doing it to make money for himself. Instead, he was raising money for the victims of the Moore, OK tornado.

He said he mowed nearly 90 lawns in two months, and has raised about $16,000. “A lot of people are saying my mom is making me, but I actually decided to mow for Moore, Oklahoma,” Dyllon said.

He said the heat couldn’t stop his work. “I worked in 104 degrees. That didn’t stop me,” said Dyllon. “I’m still going on my feet. My dad always says, ‘You’re going to work it to the bone, Dyllon.'”
Two dozen people died, and dozens more were hurt in May, when a violent tornado ripped through Moore, just south of Oklahoma City.

The National Weather Service classified the storm as an EF5, with winds reaching up to 210 mph.

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