Lemonade stand proceeds to benefit Harvey victims
BATON ROUGE - Six-year-old Avery Iverstine may just be a first grader, but she's already making a difference. With school canceled Wednesday, Avery set up a lemonade stand on her front porch. Every dollar she made is going to help those affected by now Tropical Depression Harvey.
"People are coming here and they're buying the stuff," Iverstine said. "The money that they give us, we're giving to Texas so they can pay for their houses."
While they sold cookies, brownies and lemonade, the most popular items for sale were handmade bracelets. Avery's mom, Erica, said she received countless messages asking to donate after posting her daughter's endeavor on Facebook.
What makes this lemonade stand so special, the Iverstine's home, in the Magnolia Bend subdivision in Baton Rouge, flooded last August. With the devastation in Texas, this is their way of giving back.
"We went through it and we received so much of this kind of support from people last year," Erica said. "What you hope as a parent, that it would just encourage your kids to give it back."
By day's end, Avery had already made nearly $300.
"Every dollar helps, it is such a financial burden," Erica said.