An Anchorage boy is getting national recognition for helping the homeless.

In November, KTVA followed 7-year-old Logan More around Costco as he spent his birthday money to help people at the Downtown Hope Center.

More's example helped raise more than $1,500 on GoFundMe for needed items at the center like socks and jam.

Members of the American Legion Auxiliary saw the story and nominated Logan for their Good Deed award. That is given to kids who “demonstrate a kind caring act of selflessness.”

At their annual State Convention in Anchorage at Post 28, the members presented Logan with the award. They believe he’s the only one in Alaska to ever receive the Good Deed recognition.

“I want to do this next year and I hope on your guys' birthday you do it too,” Logan told the crowd as they cheered and gave him a standing ovation.

After the presentation the members decided to get Logan’s donation for his eighth birthday started. In just a matter of minutes they raised more than $800.

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