With thousands displaced by wildfires across the province, four young humanitarians in Princeton set up an iced tea and lemonade stand, with proceeds going toward those affected. Andrea Demeer/Similkameen Spotlight

Young ones roll up their sleeves to help wildfire evacuees

A group of kids in Princeton set up a lemonade stand, with proceeds going to evacuees

You might think wildfires are far from the minds of a four-year-old boy, but one is rolling up his sleeves to help out in the best way that a child can: a lemonade stand.

Wildfires have been top of headline stacks for a week, now, with thousands of hectares burned or burning throughout the province, from Princeton through the Central Interior, and up into B.C.’s north.

That’s brought out the humanitarian in at least four young Princeton residents: Brooklyn and Bentley Banks and Teagan and Payton Cranston set up a lemonade stand to help raise funds for fire evacuees.

When one reporter snapped a picture, a four-year-old handed her a cup of iced tea,

“You don’t need money,” the young boy said. “We are here to help people.”

The young philanthropists managed to raise just shy of $80 in 40 minutes.

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