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South Jersey elementary student raises money with a lemonade stand in Turnersville for Ida victims

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“When I knew that the tornado hit and that people’s houses got destroyed, it made me think I need to do something for them,” said Schofield. Peyton Schofield from Turnersville knows all about turning lemons into lemonade.

“They need life like we do,” she said. “Because everything’s gone now.”

Schofield set up a lemonade stand Labor Day weekend after witnessing families hit hard by the devastating storm.

Schofield’s family is just a couple of towns over from where a tornado destroyed homes.

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At fifty cents a cup, Schofield raised more than $1,200.

The family donated every penny to the nonprofit The Unforgotten Haven, which helps families who lost nearly everything.

Megan says her daughter is a natural leader who was born with a loving and kind spirit. It’s a big reason why her lemonade stand brought out everyone from their community, including firefighters.

“Twelve $100 (bills) in a child’s eye, I said a swing set. Not that somebody needs that right now, but understanding the size of what $1,200 is,” said Peyton’s mother, Megan Schofield.

She adds Peyton and her whole family will continue to give back during times of need.

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