8-Year Old Big Lake Girl Raises $1,100 for Bereaved Neighbors
The girl's lemonade and cookie stand has raised over $1,100 for her hurting neighbors.
After a Big Lake family lost their home -- as well as father and two infant sons -- in an April fire, eight-year old Serenity Boike decided she wanted to help.
She set up a lemonade and cookie stand at the 600 block of Eagle Lake Rd South, and let the community -- and social media -- do the rest.
By Sunday afternoon, she'd shattered her goal of $500, no doubt in thanks to the Big Lake Police Department and Fire Department who stopped by to show their support and KARE 11 who stopped by to cover her story.
"Doesn't surprise me that she wanted to do this," Serenity's mom Cassie told KARE. "She's got a heart of gold,"
Having already raised over $1,100, Serenity said she was thinking of increasing her goal to $2,000 or even $5,000.
The fire, which occurred the morning of Friday, April 12 was believed to have been started intentionally by the father/step-father of four. He, a 1-year old boy and 2-year old boy all died in the fire. A GoFundMe campaign to help the remaining family members has raised over $30k of a $50k goal.