4 Girls Raise $10,000 for Victims of Dallas Shootings by Opening Lemonade Stand
"It makes me feel really good about myself that I did something good for the community," 11-year-old Landry Nelon said.
When life hands you lemons, make lemonade — and that's just the beginning for these sweet Dallas girls.
In the wake of the events that have left the Dallas community shaken, the four friends rallied together to raise money for the families affected by the tragedy.
Landry Nelon, 11, Lauren Roach, 11, Emmy Roberts, 9, and Lily Roberts, 8, combined their efforts and set up a lemonade stand.
Just two days later, they presented the Dallas Police Department with the proceeds in the form of a check worth $10,000.
"It makes me feel really good about myself that I did something good for the community," Landry Nelon told InsideEdition.com.
According to her mom, Kimberly Nelon, Landry has made a hobby of selling lemonade for various local charities. Sometimes she makes $100. Other days, she makes $40.
The morning after five Dallas police officers were killed, Landry said her heart went out to their families and she wanted to do something to help.
"After the shooting of the Dallas Police, we realized that families out there were in need of a little bit of money," Landry explained.
So she invited three schoolmates to join her in the front yard of her house to sell cookies, brownies and lemonade, all priced between $0.75 and $1.00.
People began flocking the stand, thanks to their parents spreading the word through Facebook and their local church group.
The St. Andrews United Methodist Church immediately suggested they would match the donation up to $1,000.
Then, other generous passerbys chipped in, donating hundreds of dollars for a quick drink and a snack.
Nelon even said those that couldn't stop for a lemonade slowed their car as they passed the home, and waved money out of an open window as a donation instead.
And those who didn't have anything to spare honked in support after reading signs that said: "Honk if you love DPD."
"We really do back the blue, and people really do support law enforcement," Nelon told InsideEdition.com.
"It shows how much the community is supporting, and trying to do something good in the wake of something so tragic that happened in our city," she continued. "We're so grateful that so many people support the girls, and we feel horrible for the families that lost their loved ones."
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