Six-year-old girl uses lemonade stand to raise money for veterans

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Six-year-old Bella heard about the homeless veterans in the community and jumped into action. Bella started selling lemonade during the weekend. (CNN)

PHOENIX, Ariz. — A lemonade stand is a common way for kids to raise money for the summer and a little girl set up her stand to help some very deserving people.

Six-year-old Bella heard about the homeless veterans in the community and jumped into action. Bella started selling lemonade during the weekend.

“She kinda fights for the underdog,” said Brittany Barton, Bella’s mother, said.

Dozens of neighbors came by to support her. By the time she was done, she had around $90 raised for veterans.

Bella dropped off the jar of cash to the Phoenix VA on Monday.

“On behalf of the resource center, we want to thank you for all your hard work and collecting all these great donations that we can use to help our veterans,” said Melissa Meierdierks, Community Resource and Referral Center Coordinator.

Bella rewarded for her good deed with a T-shirt and was named an “honorary veteran.”

“I was just amazed that someone in such a small package has such a huge heart,” Meierdierks said.

Bella was a little shy at the event but had a good reason to want to help out veterans.

“Because I want to be a good citizen,” Bella said.