Ella’s Fearless Heroes Lemonade Stand will be hosting its 4th Annual Lemonade Stand on July 21-22, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on August 4-5, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Farm and Home Supply Store located at 5995 Mid Rivers Mall Drive Cottleville, MO. 63304.
All proceeds from these events will be donated to the Missouri Patriot Guard Riders and the Fallen Hero’s Dream Ride. The Missouri Patriot Guard Riders is a 100 percent volunteer 501(C)(3) organization that ensures dignity and respect at memorial services honoring Fallen Military Heroes, First Responders and honorably discharged veterans. The Fallen Hero’s Dream Ride is 501(C)(3) organization staffed by volunteers that provides support to children that have lost a family member due to military service.
Ella’s Fearless Heroes Lemonade Stand was the creation of Ella Mateja who was eight when the first stand was held in 2015. Ella had a goal of giving back to the community by collecting donations at a lemonade stand. Ella decided that any donations collected would go to organizations that help those in our military and their families. She came to that decision after hearing about the death of a family friend, Army Sgt. Zachary Fisher, who was killed on July 14, 2010 in Afghanistan.
Since 2015, Ella has raised over $20,000 in donations that have been given to the Missouri Military Memorial Foundation and the Fallen Hero’s Dream Ride.
For more information on Ella’s Fearless Heroes Lemonade Stand visit her Facebook page.