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Gov. Hogan makes virtual visit to honor 8-year-old for COVID-19 charitable work

Gov. Hogan presents 8-year-old Cavanaugh Bell with an official citation
Posted at 11:54 AM, Feb 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-15 12:24:47-05

BALTIMORE — An 8-year-old Gaithersburg boy is being recognized by Governor Larry Hogan for his philanthropic work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hogan recently presented Cavanaugh Bell with an an official Governor's citation, during a surprise virtual visit.

At the age of five, Cavanaugh became a victim of bullying and founded the nonprofit Cool and Dope.

Our own Abby Isaacs covered Cavanaugh as he expanded to helping senior citizens.

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With his own money, Cavanaugh began sending care packages to some our most vulnerable.

Later he and his mother started a fundraiser, which led them to open a food pantry called Love is Greater than COVID-19.

So far, Cavanaugh has provided over 10,000 people with food and critical supplies. He's even helped out the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

We at WMAR-2 News congratulate Cavanaugh and thank him for his community service.