West Palm Beach children raise funds from lemonade stand for victims of Hurricane Ian.

West Palm Beach, Florida (October 18, 2022) – Children from Lake Worth recently raised $531.34 to help victims of Hurricane Ian from a lemonade stand on the grounds of the Florida Gardens Community of Hope Church. Jennifer Sooklal, who grew up in Cape Coral, explained “we did this to help a community we love.”

After learning firsthand from displaced west-coast relatives about the destruction caused by Hurricane Ian, Noah and Chloe Sooklal joined forces with Coral Bauer, and Bentley and Aubrey Davis to squeeze and sell the juice of lemons to help victims of the category 5 storm. The youth decided to donate the one-day proceeds to The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County after learning that the organization directs 100% of all contributions to support the relief effort.

“We are grateful and extremely touched by the gesture of love expressed by these children,” said Majors Chip and Leisa Hall, Area Commanders of the Salvation Army of Palm Beach County. “It is heartwarming to see that the spirit of philanthropy is alive and well in our Palm beach County community. Their desire to help the victims of Hurricane Ian is an inspiration to all of us!”

For more information about The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County, please call (561) 686-3530. Facebook information can be found by searching for @salarmypbco

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