12 -year-old Lauren Roach and 11-year-old Landry Nelon were just hoping to raise $100 for the families of officers killed and injured in a deadly ambush at a Black Lives Matters rally in Dallas last week, but they never imagined what would happen next.
"People were just driving by," Lauren's mother Tracey Roach told NBC Dallas-Fort Worth. "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.'"
The girls were shocked by the outpouring of support at their little stand in North Dallas.
Lauren explained, "We felt really bad for all the victims' families. 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."
Lauren and Landry, who were assisted at the stand by sisters 9-year-old Emmy Roberts and 8-year-old Lily, ended up giving the police a check of $10,000.
God bless these young ladies and those who donated!