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Children across Texas work lemonade stands to support officers, families


After the deadly attack in downtown Dallas on Thursday, families all across Texas have started working lemonade stands in support of police officers.

KVUE reports that Wimberley’s 7-year-old Chloe Diaz offered free lemonade and hugs to first responders on Friday. Though she usually works her stand to raise money for Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors, she wanted to help out after Thursday’s shooting.

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“They save our country so that’s why I did that,” she said.

According to KHOU, six-year-old Charlie Argo from Burleson set up a lemonade stand at his house on Saturday so that friends, family and neighbors could help him raise money. All $2,400 that were raised went toward the Russ Martin Listeners Foundation — a fund that supports the families  of Dallas and Fort Worth police officers and firefighters that have fallen in the line of duty.

Fox4 reports a group of young girls in Dallas raised $5,000 to support police officers, selling lemonade brownies and cookies.

“At first it was just a lemonade stand and then what happened to the police in downtown Dallas made me realize that families out there were in need of money,” said Landry Nelon, one of the girls who organized the effort.

There were also lemonade stands in Bexar County and Keller.

[This story was written by Danielle Lopez with the Austin American-Statesman]


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