A Facebook fundraiser has popped up in support of Lamar County Precinct 3 Constable Steve Hill’s mission to supply children in the community a Hot Wheels car when he visits with them. Within minutes, the fundraiser has gained more than $300 toward its $1,500 goal. Originally, the goal was $500 and about 100 cars.
Created by Angelika Wisham, a family friend of Hill’s, the fundraiser began with hopes to reach at least 100 cars to donate to Hill. Within the matter of minutes, the fundraiser reached more than $100, and the goal was increased to $1,500.
Wisham said the idea for the fundraiser came from her mother-in-law. She said her mother-in-law gave her children some Hot Wheels each to give to Hill.
“When they handed the cars to him he actually started to tear up,” Wisham said. “Which got my mind thinking; if a couple of little cars could make an impact on him, imagine how big of an impact it makes on the children who receive them.”
Hill said the support he’s received from the community has been “outstanding.
“This is why I love living in Lamar County and seeing the community get behind something that my wife and I started for the kids,” Hill said.
Wisham said no one knows what’s going on behind the scenes at a family’s home, “but at least for that moment, they have some sort of happiness.
“One small act of kindness, especially coming from law enforcement, can change how a child sees them,” she said. “Not to mention how it can change their day.”
For anyone who would like to donate to the fundraiser, click here.