Third Grader Shows Up to School in White Lake Township (MI) Fire Engine

Brand's ride was a thank you from the crew for raising money for the department via her lemonade stand.

Dublin (MI) Elementary School third grader Madison Brand showed up to school one day in late September like any kid dreams of—in a White Lake Township fire engine, reports spinalcolumnonline.com.

Brand’s ride was a thank you from the crew for raising money for the department via her lemonade stand for relief efforts from a July tornado, according to the report. She raised more than $100 and donated it in the form of a Kroger gift card.

In addition, the department presented Brand with her own fire helmet with the firefighters’ radio identification numbers and a plaque as more thank yous, the report says.

On September 23, Brand received her special ride with Firefighter David Mills picking her up at her home and dropping her at school with the apparatus’ lights flashing and sirens blaring. Her parents, classmates, and teacher met her at the school, the report says.

This was not Brand’s first rodeo with regards to helping people. Last year, she raised money to buy toys for the children’s center at the University of Michigan Health Center, the report says. Also, for several years she’s helped create care packages for local fire departments.

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