Incredible Eastern Iowa Girl Being Honored on National TV Thursday
It all started in 2011 when 6-year-old Raegan Junge of Keystone was impacted by seeing devastation overseas. Realizing that being able to provide relief to people so far away would be extremely difficult, she set her sights on helping those in the United States. What she's done in the last six years is nothing short of remarkable.
In October of 2011, Raegan came and visited our studios for an interview with the morning team of Brain and Steele. She was only about five months into her venture known as 'Raegan's Tornado Relief,' having already launched a campaign where she and her classmates made bracelets that were sold in Iowa, with the proceeds helping victims devastated by the EF5 tornado in Joplin. Her grandmother in Branson sold them too, with that money also going to Joplin.
In the years since Raegan has done anything but slow down. In six years, she's managed to help families in more than 20 states. She hasn't just helped people affected by tornadoes. Families whose homes and everything in them were destroyed by fire have benefited from her incredible generosity and drive to do good. She's sent an average of almost 17 boxes of clothes and household items to families each year during that time.
She's been honored by senators, multi-billion dollar businesses, and she just keeps working, helping, and smiling. Thursday, Raegan Junge is honored with other deserving young people on 'Steve Harvey.' Here's Raegan on the show!
Raegan's episode of 'Steve Harvey' airs Thursday, January 19 at 2 p.m. on KWWL and at 5 p.m. on the CW. Set your DVR because this is one you don't want to miss.