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Miles and his moms. Image:Scott Keeler/Tampa Bay Times
After being inspired by Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, 7-year-old Miles Fetherston-Resch decided that he wanted to donate the money in his piggy bank — all $13 of it — to ocean conservancy. But Miles didn’t stop there, and with the help of his moms Jess and Libby Fetherston-Resch, he’s launched launch Kids Saving Oceans, a group that’s become a regular presence at St. Petersburg, FL markets and festivals.
Miles has spoken about the need for ocean conservation to the St. Petersburg City Council as well as the U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis in Washington, D.C. And as the Tampa Bay Times reported, to date, he’s raised more than $13,000 for sea life charities. His goal: $1 million by the time he turns 18.
It goes to show, you’re never too young (or too old) to make a difference! Take a look at this video of Miles in action, you can’t help but be inspired!
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