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Young girl's cupcake sale raises thousands for Easpoint fire victims

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Posted at 12:59 PM, Aug 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-09 09:19:44-04

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is thanking a young girl for her fundraising efforts to help the victims of the Eastpoint fire.  

In response to the tragedy that occurred back in June, 10-year-old Brenlea Thornton, of Washington County, also known as "cupcake girl," made cupcakes to help the victims. 

On Monday, Franklin County Sheriff, A.J. Smith, checked his mail and to his surprise a check for $2,120 was there from Thornton's cupcake sale. 

In a Facebook post, FCSO said: "Everyone in the office was extremely humbled by this young heart and her willingness to help others. We can’t say enough about the generosity of people through this tragedy, however when young people get involved, it makes the world seem right."