Third graders raise money with a lemonade stand to donate to the Firefighters Burn Institute following 9/11

Captain Nick Salas accepting the check from the girls at CAL FIRE/Placer County Fire Station 180 on Atwood Road in Auburn.

AUBURN Calif. September 19, 2019 – On September 11th 2019 Emma Grace Vieira (age 8) and Piper Pierce (age 9) learned about the history and significance of 9/11. They both attend St Joseph Catholic School in Auburn and their third grade teacher taught their class about the important events that occurred that day.

The girls were so genuinely touched and their sweet hearts were broken over the information they learned about the attack on our country.
The heroic efforts of the firefighters that day made the girls decide they wanted to do something to help. They came up with a plan to have a lemonade stand at the neighborhood yard sale this past weekend.
They got busy and made signs, gather the ingredients and went to work! As each customer approached to buy lemonade, the girls could be heard telling them where the proceeds were going and why.
They sold out of lemonade and cookies by 2 p.m. and earned $120 for the Firefighters Burn Institute. They were so proud of what they had accomplished.
They said “We are so happy we could give the firefighters $120 in honor of 9/11. We just wanted to help them.”
Their donated money will go directly to the Firefighters Burn Institute.
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