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.
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.