Kids in Wyandotte neighborhood wash cars to help raise money for homeless stranger

Posted at 7:01 PM, Jun 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-27 19:01:23-04

Nearly a dozen children in one neighborhood in Wyandotte have teamed up to help a man named Larry who is homeless.

It all began when Larry, who was riding his bike down Cora Street near Goddard on Saturday, stopped to ask Shannon Isa if she had any bottles she could spare.

Isa asked Larry what he needed the bottles for and that's when he explained that he uses the money he gets by returning them to eat.

Larry said he recently suffered a heart attack and when he was hospitalized, his home in River Rouge was destroyed by fire.

The kids are now on a mission to help Larry by washing cars for $5 and collecting bottles. It's now their "Love 4 Larry" project, and they're using #Love4Larry on social media sites including the "Downriver and Friends" Facebook group where weekend support generated about $800 as people donated more than just $5 for a car wash.

We're told some people didn't want their vehicle washed. They simply wanted to make a donation.

The mothers of the children involved are hoping to find suitable, sustainable housing for the man described as being in his late 60s or early 70s.

The children and their parents plan to wash vehicles until 8:00 Monday evening. Their washing station is set up on the 600 block of Cora in Wyandotte.

Click on the video above to see the kids in action!