Kids Open Lemonade Stand to Help Raise Money for Animals Displaced by Hurricane Harvey
The Houston SPCA is accepting donations and have set up hotlines for anyone in the area who may know of any displaced pets.
A group of kids in Western New York have opened a lemonade stand to raise money for animals that have been affected by Hurricane Harvey.
The children in the small town of Hamburg waved down cars earlier this week to pour fresh lemonade for 25 cents a cup. The money they made went directly to the Houston SPCA to save animals in the flood-ravaged region.
“They saw some of the cats and dogs being rescued and really wanted to help them out,” Kristin Dellapenta, one of the children's mothers, told CBS News.
“The animals are in the flood and we want to help them not die,” one of the kids said. So far, they have raised more than $160.
The exact number of animals displaced by the hurricane remains unclear.
The Houston SPCA is accepting donations and has set up hotlines for residents who may know of any displaced pets in the area.
The children in New York are not the only ones collecting money at lemonade stands to raise money for all affected by Harvey.
A 5-year-old Pennsylvania boy named Jett donned a Houston Texans hat and Superman shirt and cape while selling lemonade and sweat tea with all his proceeds going to the Red Cross.
Jett’s family is originally from Houston and his grandparents still live in the city. The boy has raised more than $400 for the victims.
A group of adults and their children in Wilmington, N.C., set up a massive lemonade and cookie stand in their neighborhood earlier this week, donating their proceeds to NFL star J.J. Watt’s fundraising initiative, which has raised $10 million for victims of Harvey — and counting.
The North Carolina group raised more than $1,500 to Watt's cause.
Trending on Inside Edition
Brother of James Chadwell, Man Being Investigated in Connection With Delphi Murders, Says He Is 'Evil'Crime
The Hidden 1918 'Spanish Flu' Pandemic: How a Deadly Disease Altered History and the Lives of MillionsThe Issue
Colorado Police Found Mummified Body Believed to Be Controversial Religious Leader Amy Carlson, 7 ArrestedCrime
Is the High-Priced and Rare Bourbon You Are Buying Actually Counterfeit? Inside Edition InvestigatesInvestigative
Where Is My Tax Return? IRS Playing Catch Up As Americans Eagerly Wait for Their Tax RefundNews