Life handed Dallas some lemons, so these girls made lemonade. They were able to raise $10,000 for the DPD. This is a testament to a community pulling together in the midst of tragedy.
Support is pouring in for Dallas in the wake of last week’s deadly attack on police, which left five officers dead and injured half a dozen others.
Among those rallying behind the police department are two young girls, 12-year-old Lauren Roach and 11-year-old Landry Nelon, who dropped off a check for $10,000 — money they raised in just two days with a lemonade stand in North Dallas.
“We felt really bad for all the victims’ families,” said Lauren. “At first we thought we would get about $100, but after we got to about $5,000, we realized we could really get this really high.”
“We just really feel that every little penny counted,” Landry added.
Two other girls, 9-year-old Emmy Roberts and her 8-year-old sister Lily, also helped.
“People were just driving by,” said Lauren’s mother, Tracey Roach. “They didn’t want lemonade, they didn’t want anything, just giving them 20s, 50s, you name it, just giving money. And everybody saying, ‘Back the blue, back the blue, we support Dallas, we support families, help Dallas become a better place.'”