- Associated Press - Monday, August 10, 2015

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) - Isabella Stone is a 10-year-old with a big heart and compassion for others. She has recently started Taco Tuesdays, where she makes tacos for a few homeless people in town.

“The whole thing happened here. One day we were going to eat pizza for dinner after church and we saw some homeless people,” Stone said. “I couldn’t get them off my mind while eating pizza and after the dinner we bought them sandwiches to eat. One of them told us they wanted to eat some tacos.”

It was after that Stone decided to make tacos for them and since it was a Tuesday her mom suggested she could do Taco Tuesdays. She has been making tacos with the help of her friends and her mom for a few Tuesdays now and plans to extend her help to other homeless people downtown, The Lawton Constitution (https://bit.ly/1P8FfdQ ) reported.

“God inspired me to help them,” Stone said. “No matter what, we should believe in him and he will bless you. I want to help and makes things better.”

Lawton Police Department Officer Timothy Jenkins was there to help Stone with her Taco Tuesday.



“We are helping out Bella today. She asked us to help her last year and we are here to show her our support,” Jenkins said. “It is wonderful to see a child who is doing more than adults. Others can support her by helping her with supplies that she needs for the tacos.”

LPD brought supplies like apple sauce, paper plates and plastic utensils to help the 10-year-old with her project.

Stephanie Crawford, an LPD sergeant, said the department has partnered with Unity Lawton to help in the community.

“Today we are here as a moral support for Bella,” Crawford said. “She is a beautiful girl with big heart. I think others can learn a lot from her desire to help the community. We are really proud of her.”

Angela Stone, the girl’s mother, said it is heart-warming to see her daughter have such compassion for others.

“This is something that builds her character and encourages the community service,” Angela Stone said. “I have opened up my kitchen for her and her friends to prepare tacos. It is worth cleaning the mess.”

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Information from: The Lawton Constitution, https://www.swoknews.com

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