Boy Sells Lemonade To Help Front Line Workers: Westhampton Hero

Lisa Finn

WESTHAMPTON, NY — When times are tough, heroes emerge. We all know someone who's making a difference right now as we live through unprecedented times. Here at Patch, we've launched an initiative to help recognize these everyday heroes.

This submission comes from Kathy Stark Tuchman of New York City, who nominated Jackson Pettersen of Riverhead.

Name of the nominee:

Jackson Pettersen.

Is the nominee considered an “essential worker”?


What does the nominee do for work?

He's a child.

Why do you believe the nominee should be recognized or honored?

Jackson is five years old and he set up a lemonade stand and raised $125! He donated the whole amount to my fundraiser Caring For the Caregivers, which was set up to support the front line workers and all the staff at the Westhampton Care Center. His aunt is a nurse at the facility and my father is a resident. With his donation he sponsored a pizza lunch from Tonino's to be delivered to the staff on Friday, May 14. He is one amazing boy!

What’s one thing you want everyone to know about your hero?

That he put caring into action and choose to honor the front line workers who are not only caring for the residents at Westhampton Care Center physically, but emotionally, as well.

Thank you for all you do, Jackson!

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This article originally appeared on the Westhampton-Hampton Bays Patch