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It’s been two years since a fire destroyed the De La Sala family’s Tampa, Florida home. Her parents are struggling after their insurance money was paid to a builder who they say “ran off” after completing less than half the job, and leaving sub-contractors unpaid.

“Now my mommy and daddy are stuck trying to come up with enough money to finish it so we can finally get home,” wrote Alyssa De La Sala in a letter to a local radio station.

Over the weekend, the 10-year-old took matters into her own hands and opened up a lemonade stand to try and and raise some funds herself. Working alongside her brother, and with free advertising from the radio hosts, she began selling the drinks along with cupcake she baked herself.

The turnout was so large that police officers were dispatched to help direct traffic.Boys-arm-and-arm-NBCvideo

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“She took it upon herself to do something to help mommy and daddy, I don’t think she expected it to be anything like this,” Alyssa’s mother, Jenn De La Sala told WFTS-TV.

For those who couldn’t make it to the lemonade stand, a GoFundMe campaign was created to collect contributions. Between the success of the lemonade stand so far and her GoFundMe campaign, she has raised $15,000.

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