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Leah Dasti's Annual Lemonade Stand Raises Over $250 For Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad

Leah Dasti raised $251 for the BHVRS with her annual Lemonade Stand. She presented her donation to the squad at their September monthly meeting. Leah pictured with Rescue Squad President Howie Meyers Credits: Bobbie Peer
Leah read a speech to the Rescue Squad telling them she raises the money every year in honor of her Pop Pop. Credits: Bobbie Peer
Leah with Rescue Squad Chief Sam Lloyd Credits: Bobbie Peer
Leah held her second annual Lemonade Stand on August 21 to benefit the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad. Credits: Nancy Dasti
Members of the Rescue Squad stopped by Leah's lemonade stand with their rig. Credits: Nancy Dasti

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Leah Dasti's second annual Lemonade Stand, held in late August, raised $251 for the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad.

Leah, a seven year old in second grade at Woodruff School, presented the squad with the donation at Monday's monthly meeting. 

"On August 21, I set up my second annual lemonade stand and raised money for the Rescue Squad," said Leah.  She told the squad that after the sale, people continued to contribute to her cause and her total donation from this year's Lemonade Stand is $251.

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"I raise money for the Berkeley Heights Rescue Squad every year in honor of my pop pop who passed away. While he was sick, my family called the rescue squad 8 times in 2014. Thank you Berkeley Heights Rescue Squad for always being there to give help. I can't wait to see how much money I raise next year," said Leah.

Leah donated $70 from her first annual Lemonade Stand, $251 from this year's --- the sky's the limit for her future endeavors.

Squad President Howie Meyers thanked Leah and her parents Nancy and John for their support of the squad and said that Leah can become a cadet with their squad when she turns 16 years of age.

"We are so proud of her and her willingness to give to others," said Leah's mom Nancy. "We can only hope that in addition to helping the Rescue Squad that she is setting examples for others on the importance of being selfless, caring and kind."

The Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad will always have a special place in their hearts for their little princess Leah and her generosity and appreciation to their squad.

About the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad: As a volunteer organization, they never charge for a ride to the hospital or any medical supplies they use. The BHVRS is funded primarily through tax-deductible donations. All donations are used to purchase such items as supplies and equipment and to support the objectives of the Squad. 

The Squad always needs volunteers, both medical and auxiliary. If you are interested in joining or would like additional information, click here

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