Midland elementary student uses lemonade stand to raise money fo - KWES NewsWest 9 / Midland, Odessa, Big Spring, TX: newswest9.com |

Midland elementary student uses lemonade stand to raise money for Hurricane Harvey victims

(Source: KWES) (Source: KWES)
MIDLAND, TX (KWES) -

A long-standing tradition.

“Lemonade and cookies,” said Ava Ayres.

Used to raise money.

“I’m sad for them,” said Ayres.

Soon-to-be, 8-year-old Ava Ayers used her lemonade stand to help raise money for those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

“They don’t have anything. I saw some pictures and it’s really bad,” said Ayres.

For each glass of lemonade and every cookie sold, the money will be going to Houston. While Ava’s mom and dad held their own garage sale, Ava held down the fort with her lemonade stand.

We asked, "Your mom and dad helped you with the lemonade stand?”

"Yes," said Ava.

"How big of a help were they?" we asked. 

“Not very much,” Ava said laughing. "They were helping a lot of people at the garage stand.”

“It feels like a win as a parent to have a child who cares deeply about other people and wants to do something to help them,” said David Ayres, Ava’s dad.

Help has come from all over the nation.

“I’m sorry about the flood,” said Ava.

You can add a second grader from Carver Elementary to the list that have sent money to South Texas to help with hurricane relief.

Copyright 2017 KWES. All rights reserved. 

  • NewsMore>>

  • North Korea slams Pence as summit with Trump grows shakier

    North Korea slams Pence as summit with Trump grows shakier

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 8:51 PM EDT2018-05-24 00:51:44 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 5:33 AM EDT2018-05-24 09:33:34 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). Women protesters stage a rally for peace on the Korea peninsular near U.S. Embassy in Seoul, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump labored with South Korea's Moon Jae-in Tuesday to keep the highly anticipated U...(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). Women protesters stage a rally for peace on the Korea peninsular near U.S. Embassy in Seoul, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump labored with South Korea's Moon Jae-in Tuesday to keep the highly anticipated U...
    A top North Korean official says recent comments by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence were "stupid" and "ignorant" and again warns the country is willing to pull out of a planned summit with Trump.
    A top North Korean official says recent comments by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence were "stupid" and "ignorant" and again warns the country is willing to pull out of a planned summit with Trump.
  • FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

    FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 9:43 AM EDT2018-05-23 13:43:09 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 5:14 AM EDT2018-05-24 09:14:01 GMT
    The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and creams containing the drug benzocaine can cause rare but deadly side effects in children, especially those 2 years and younger. (Source: FDA)The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and creams containing the drug benzocaine can cause rare but deadly side effects in children, especially those 2 years and younger. (Source: FDA)

    The US Food and Drug Administration health is warning parents about the risks of teething remedies.

    The US Food and Drug Administration health is warning parents about the risks of teething remedies.

  • Andrews girls golf team welcomed home by town fans

    Andrews girls golf team welcomed home by town fans

    (Source: KWES)(Source: KWES)
    (Source: KWES)(Source: KWES)

    The Andrews Girls Golf Team came home as State Champions for their 8th straight year and 16th in program history. 

    The Andrews Girls Golf Team came home as State Champions for their 8th straight year and 16th in program history. 

Powered by Frankly