Sale raises hurricane funds

Published 1:05 am Monday, June 12, 2006

Rebecca Evans believes God wants her to put others first.
So when she returned home from vacation Bible school Wednesday morning, she put off lunch and a swim with friends to set up a lemonade stand in her front yard on North Pine Street.
With a homemade sign asking for donations to Waveland, Miss., residents, Evans had made more than $20 after just 90 minutes.
Evans, 9, is a member of First Baptist Church, which is sending members on a mission trip later this month to help residents in the Bay St. Louis/Waveland area on the Mississippi gulf coast. Both towns were nearly destroyed by Hurricane Katrina last August.
This is Evans' third year to raise money with a lemonade stand, her mother Dana said. &#8220She always puts others first,” Dana Evans said, noting Rebecca has been interested in helping those affected by recent hurricanes.
Rebecca, who is also the daughter of Tom Evans, said she hopes to go on a church mission trip sometime in the future.
First Baptist Church is sending a group on a mission trip to Waveland June 25-30. The church is accepting donations to buy sheetrock to be taken to the area to help rebuild homes.
Donations can be dropped off at the church office on Belleville Avenue.

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