When Hurricane Harvey left a path of devastation along the coast of 10-year-old Landon jumped at the chance to help those impacted by the storm. Today, he continues to help others, by fundraising for Red Nose Day. Developed in partnership with NBC News Learn. To learn more about Red Nose Day, visit www.RedNoseDay.org
Kids Helping Kids -- Young Author Helps Kids Impacted by Hurricane Harvey
LESTER HOLT (NBC Nightly News): Neighborhoods, highways underwater…
LANDON HAYEK: My house was affected by Harvey by big amounts of water.
JENNIFER HAYEK (Landon's Mom): About three days after Harvey hit, I started speaking with Landon about how he was feeling, and I was writing down notes on what he would say. And we drew pictures together.
L. HAYEK: We put it all together and then we found out it was a book.
For days, I kept on hearing all about this guy named Harvey.
It's called "They Called Him Harvey" and it's a story to help children and families feel like they're not alone during any natural disaster.
J. HAYEK: About $1 from each book sold goes into a fund to where we're going to donate, to the families in our area.
L. HAYEK: It feels really good to donate money to other people because I get this sense in my heart that we're doing a very good thing.
Red Nose Day will help other people by donating money to help charities end child poverty.
For Red Nose Day, me and my family are going to try and encourage people to do the Nose-to-Nose Day challenge and donate on our website.
Schools can be a part of it, families can be a part of it, and kids can be a part of it, everyone can help.