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Washington state reservation meets fire threat with generosity

Washington state reservation meets fire threat with generosity

The lemonade lady lives in subsidized housing on the reservation. She has lupus. Her joints ache. Her energy ebbs. When the wildfires started a few weeks ago and smoke began filling the air, she went on the Internet to search for an air purifier. She could not afford a new one. She put a query on Facebook and received a response from someone many miles away. How much did he want for it? His reply, "How about I just loan it to you?" What kindness, she thought. She had never met him. That gave her an idea: set up a lemonade stand. But instead of selling the lemonade, she'd give it away. "Pay it forward," she said. After all, there was suddenly no shortage...

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