WOW: Little Girls Raise HUGE Sum For Dallas Shooting Victims & Famlies
In the wake of the Dallas, Texas police shootings, it's been interesting to note the different reactions from groups and individuals across the country. Some public figures have released polarizing statements assigning blame, while other have simply expressed sadness at the disunity that is spreading throughout the country.
Perhaps one of the simplest and strongest showings of support for the victims of the sniping came from two young girls who raised a huge sum of money by selling lemonade from a homemade lemonade stand.
Lauren Roach and Landry Nelon raised $10,000 in a weekend for the victims of the shootings and their families. They presented the Dallas Police Department with a check for that amount--though part of the reason that the amount was so high was from matching donations from a local church.
The sentiment, however, is unequaled.
"It's feels good to know we are making a difference in people's lives," said Roach. They're donating every single penny that they earned to the victims and their families.
The 11-year-old girls went through approximately 20 gallons of lemonade, which means that people donated a lot of money beyond the price the girls were asking. And that's almost as impressive as this fundraising feat.
It's reassuring to see good, kind-hearted American fellowship in this manner. So often all that happens after a tragedy like this is that pundits get on their soapboxes and point fingers and assign blame.
If more of our politicians in Washington acted like these two, young, Texan girls, just think what could be accomplished in the wake of tragedy in this country.
We need to see groups donating in this manner from all segments of society, though. Not just the middle-class white neighborhoods. Police protect us all and it's vital that all segments of society participate and show support in this time of tragedy.
h/t: WFAA, ABC Dallas