I Wish More Kids Were Like Him! Who Needs A Playstation When You Can Save Lives!

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Like many kids, Hector Montoya had a plan for his allowance money. That plan – again, like many kids – was to put his saved up cash toward the purchase of a PlayStation. But when he saw a news report about a family that suffered through a home fire due to a faulty smoke alarm, his $300 – okay, for me, I have to pause and think about that…as a nine-year-old, $300, really!? – Hector purchased 100 smoke detectors. With the assistance of the Grand Prairie Fire Department, neighbors in the community who had no alarms previously had these simple everyday devices installed. Says Hector: “Saving people’s lives is more important.”

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Michael Harrell is a former staff member and current volunteer at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Federal Way, Washington. A blogger by hobby and social media manager by trade, he continues to teach the faith to ninth graders when he's not busy watching movies or theatre. He loves the Seattle Mariners, and his wife wants you to know he's married. You can follow him on Twitter.