The community response to those impacted by the fire that destroyed most of Lytton last week has been huge.
From efforts to load trucks with supplies to offers of accommodations to monetary donations, there has been a substantial amount of fundraising.
But sometimes the smallest effort can be the most heartwarming.
Nine-year-old Emily Loewen of Chilliwack told her dad Darcy she wanted to do something to help Lytton. So, dad suggested a lemonade stand.
Out with seven-year-old stepsister Savannah Tickle and neighbour Gracie MacKinnon, the girls raised about $220 in the first two hours on Monday (July 5) according to Darcy.
And they plan to keep going.
“I’m such a happy dad right now, proud of my girl,” Darcy told The Progress.
“It’s not like she’s gonna raise $10,000 dollars,” he joked. “But it’s cute and shows there is still good hearts in this world.”
The girls had their lemonade stand out at the corner of First Avenue and Charles Street on Monday, and Emily told her dad she would be out their selling lemonade every day this week until 6 p.m.
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