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Brooklyn Mullenax traveled to Boston to personally deliver money raised from the 10-year-old's local fundraiser. Brooklyn Mullenax traveled to Boston to personally deliver money raised from the 10-year-old's local fundraiser.

BRISTOLVILLE, Ohio - A local girl who raised money for Boston Marathon bombing victims took a trip this week to finally make her efforts pay off.

Brooklyn Mullenax and her family left for Boston on Monday morning to directly present a check for almost $4,000 to the director of the Martin Richard Memorial Fund.

And the money isn't done coming in.

Gus Mullenax says they presented the check but are still waiting for money to come in from people who recently ordered the shirts.

The director of the memorial fund, who Gus Mullenax said was astounded at the efforts shown by the ten-year-old, showed them the hometown of Martin Richard, one of the young children who lost their lives in the bombing.

The family also went to the finish line of the Boston Marathon and hung a t-shirt at the memorial set up on Boyle Street.

Gus Mullenax says the check delivery was put off a little bit because Tuesday was Brooklyn's tenth birthday, but it was the best birthday gift she could ask for.

He says he thinks his daughter has a long future of community involvement ahead of her.

"We missed the first day of coverage on the tornado in Oklahoma, and the second day she came home from softball practice and asked what happened. After I explained it to her she immediately asked if she could start making things out of duct tape to raise money," Gus Mullenax says. "I had to tell her 'let's finish one project at a time.'"

 

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