BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Leah Dasti, 10 years old, dropped off another check made out for $1,600 to the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad to celebrate EMS week! 

 Leah is unsure if she will be able to hold any lemonade stands this summer due to social distancing guidelines but has still managed to donate the most money for BHVRS yet! She got a head start by hosting a Superbowl Pool and continued to raise funds through Facebook once quarantine began. “Immediately donations started coming in. They even came in from families that don’t live in Berkeley Heights or even New Jersey,” said Leah.

“Since it’s EMS week, I thought this was the perfect time to give my donation. This is my highest donation yet! As always, I am happy to help the BHVRS while honoring my Pop-Pop at the same time,” said Leah.

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“She raised the money without selling a single glass of lemonade!” said Carolyn Sayre, volunteer at BHVRS.  BHVRS showed their appreciation by giving Leah a lawn sign to display in her yard.

To date, Leah has raised about $4,700 for the rescue squad. 

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Interested in learning more about the BHVRS, visit their website And, if you have ever thought about volunteering with the rescue squad, now is the time! Email for more details.