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Aug 20, 2009
Mike Schuh reports:
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Sophia Litrenta raised $2,000 for the city's Mounted Police Patrol.
A tight city budget is threatening the historic Baltimore Police Mounted Patrol Unit, which needs $150,000 to stay open.
At the crack of dawn Thursday morning, Mike Schuh met with Police Commissioner Frederick Bealefeld to give an exclusive look at how a 9-year-old girl stepped up to help.
Thursday will be a day third grader Sophia Litrenta will always remember. But it's what she's done that will be remembered by many.
Sophia set up a lemonade stand to raise money for Baltimore City's Mounted Police.
Sophia took in more than $2,000 in just two hours at her lemonade stand.
The Mounted Patrol Unit is the longest continuously-running unit in the entire country. It has been in action since 1888.
Sophia's parents say they will continue to collect money and turn all the donations over to police.
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Baltimore Community Foundation
2 East Read Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
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