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Boys' lemonade stand raises $1,000

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Proving virtually no one is too young to help Katrina survivors, three boys set up a lemonade in the Houston area that raised $1,005.20 in just two days.

Twins Christopher and Joshua Gohlke, age 9, and their friend, Jordan Todes, 6, started selling their lemonade and cookies Saturday for 50 cents each at the corner of Southwyck and County Road 94 in Pearland, Texas, reports a special hurricane weblog run by the Houston Chronicle.

“We were amazed,” said Christopher and Joshua’s mother, Nancy Gohlke.

“People just started stopping and giving them $5 bills and not wanting the change,” she said. “People from Louisiana would stop and tell them how much they appreciated what they were doing.”

They raised more than $400 the first day, the Chronicle weblog said, then decided to do it again Monday with the help of several friends and their parents.

After school Tuesday, the boys took the money to a local bank to give it to the United Way Katrina Fund.

Houston has taken in most of the estimated 250,000 evacuees that have fled to Texas.



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