[caption id="attachment_80717" align="alignleft" width="400"]<img src="https:\/\/pocahontastimes.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/25\/2021\/03\/Bella-Long.jpg" alt="" class="size-full wp-image-80717" \/> Bella Long[\/caption]\r\n\r\nBella Long, of Buckeye, will celebrate her ninth birthday by giving, rather than receiving. Instead of having a birthday party and receiving gifts for herself, Bella said she\u2019d rather collect donations for the Family Resource Network. Bella is in Pam McCurdy\u2019s third grade class at Marlinton Elementary School. Her grandmother, Alessia Long Parsons, said Bella came up with the idea of donating to the FRN all on her own. \r\n\r\n\u201cBella notices kids who seem like they might be in need, and she wants to help,\u201d Parsons explained. \r\n\r\nThe birthday girl has already collected $300 for the FRN, but she isn\u2019t done yet. Bella will be at Pocahontas IGA Friday, April 2, beginning at 9 a.m., greeting patrons and collecting donations for this worthy cause. \r\n\r\n\u201cPlease help me with my fundraiser,\u201d Bella said. \u201cIt\u2019s my only birthday wish.\u201d \r\n\r\nChecks should be made payable to the Pocahontas County FRN.