Metro Detroit kids open lemonade stand to help hurricane victims in Texas

Posted at 6:49 PM, Aug 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-01 12:01:13-04

A group of budding entrepreneurs in Warren opened a lemonade stand at the corner of Campbell and Martin, with all proceeds going towards victims of Hurricane Harvey.

The Holder children, along with their cousins and other kids in the neighborhood, are in business because they want to help people in Texas.

One customer, after buying a cup of lemonade, came back to donate $100. 

Instead of buying the lemonade and chips offered at the stand, many people are just stopping by to give the kids some cash, a sweet surprise for 7-year-old Emerson Holder.

"We made lots of money," she said. "We didn't have to get lemonade from everyone, they just paid us money."

Her mother, Nicole, sees this as a teachable moment.

"As a parent, you're more proud to see them think of other people, and how we can help and get involved here," she said. 

The kids were in business for six hours and raised more than $500.