9-Year-Old Proud Detroit Resident Tries To Save Detroit from Financial Crisis
It really is a sad story, how the once booming, industrious city of Detroit has fallen so deeply into debt. I’m not talking just a few thousand dollars in debt either. The city has fallen into a budget deficit of more than $200 million. 9-year-old Joshua Smith was on his way to piano lessons when he heard the news come across the radio, so he did a very remarkable thing for a 9-year old. He decided to help out.
Joshua decided to open a homemade popcorn, and organic lemonaide stand at his parents home, and pledged to give all of the money to the city of Detroit to help pay off the debt. Joshua has raised a $3,392.77 profit after only one week. While that’s hardly a dent in the $200 million, it’s a pretty good start!
For his actions Joshua got a thank you phone called from Detroit Mayor Dave Bing. He also received $2,000 toward future college tuition from the Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation.
You can watch the video of Joshua describing his plan to help out below. It will definitely melt your heart. What a sweet kid, I can only imagine how proud of him his parents must be. This makes me want to drive to Detroit just to buy some homemade popcorn and lemonade from him!