Two little girls sell lemonade to help wildlife harmed by the oil spill

Two little girls sell lemonade to help wildlife harmed by the oil spill

POSTED: Friday, June 11, 2010 - 5:46pm

UPDATED: Friday, June 11, 2010 - 5:49pm

It’s the largest oil spill in U.S. History. Two little girls, both eleven years old and both named Anna, decided that they couldn’t just watch the story unfold – they wanted to do something to help.

“We are selling lemonade and the money we earn will go to help the wildlife that has been harmed in the oil,” Anna Hazlett explained.

The girls were inspired by the images of birds and other animals that are covered with black oil and dying.

“It was very sad to see them covered in oil and they couldn’t go anywhere,” Anna Stolzenthaler said to NBC 33 between servings. “They couldn’t fly, so we decided to do something to help them.”

Some patrons bought a cup of lemonade to show their support. Others stayed to lend a hand.

All the money will go to the wildlife rescue efforts, along the coast and in the Gulf.

“The certain kind of soaps and stuff that they need to clean the animals off and get the food for them.”

The duo made a total of 109 dollars.

To learn more about the effort to help oil covered animals, visit the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries website at www.wlf.louisiana.gov/news and www.wlf.louisiana.gov/oilspill/.

Photo courtesy of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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