Lexington 10-year-old on mission to help family members in Puerto Rico

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT)- A Lexington 10-year-old is on a mission to help those affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico by setting up a lemonade and popsicle stand on Sunday.

Landon Stevens says he has personal ties to Puerto Rico and wants to help rebuild the area in the smallest possible way he can.

"The hurricane destroyed the island. I can donate the money to repair the island. My uncle Charlie and his girlfriend Kelly live there.”

Stevens says he came up with the idea to have stand to help his loved ones.

Charlie Peterson and Kelly Hassenberger own a business and home in Puerto Rico that was destroyed in the midst of the storm. After working to spread supplies following Hurricane Irma, they now need supplies and money to rebuild their own lives and the people that live near them.

Kelly Hessenberg was in Michigan at the time of the hurricane but her boyfriend Charlie was battling the storm. She says it took three days before she was able to get ahold of him. She plans to take supplies to the affected areas on Tuesday.

Landon's mother, Shawna took to Facebook to spread the message. She says they have always taught Landon is to help others and be respectful.

Landon says he expects a big crowd on Sunday.

"I told a lot of people about it and I hope they tell other people too.”

Landon's stand will be set up along with a garage sale on Sunday, October 1 from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. off Greenbo Road in Lexington.



 
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