7-Year-Old's Lemonade Stand Raises Money For Refugees Overseas

"I wanted to help them because I want them to get to Europe safely."

In Virginia, a 7-year-old girl decided to open up a lemonade stand, which she appropriately renamed a "Lemon-Aid," to help raise money for the refugees traveling from the Middle East to Europe.

"My mom and me were talking about [the] refugees," Emery Alford told WWBT in an interview. And naturally, she thought to do a lemonade stand.


In the interview, Emery explained that she feels lucky to have a home like the one she does in Virginia. Now, she wants to help those who she understands are struggling for money, safety, and shelter.

"I wanted to help them because I want them to get to Europe safely," Emery added in the interview.

And in just four hours, she raised a lot more money than expected...

Emery reports that she raised $250, which will be donated to the Migrant Offshore Aid Station, an organization of "international humanitarians, security professionals, medical staff, and experienced maritime officers who have come together to help prevent further catastrophes at sea," according to their website.

This is just one of the acts of kindness surfacing as refugees seek a new home. In Germany, a country welcoming a potential 500,000 refugees, residents have showed a beautiful, warm welcome, kissing and cheering and lining up with balloons and signs as refugees arrive. 

And in Iceland, more than 11,000 citizens have opened up their homes to the refugees who need them.

And in Virginia, a little girl does her part, too. Be sure to watch the full report below:


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