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

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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.

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