Tsunami Kids

Brother and sister add 41K to tsunami relief fund

When Zac and Victoria Matthews of West Windsor, New Jersey, decided to raise money for tsunami relief, they set an ambitious goal: five-thousand dollars.

Today they showed up at the New York office of CARE with more than 41-thousand.

He's 14. She's eleven.

They started by emptying out a giant popcorn tin and taking it to local supermarkets during Christmas break. Then a New York newspaper wrote about them, and the donations started pouring in. They're still coming, mostly by mail. Zac says he'd like to see the money spent to purify water and rebuild schools and homes.

Susan Hanna, CARE's Northeast director, says it's not unusual to have kids raise money. But it's rare for them to come up with this much.