BERLIN - DECEMBER 29: Fireworks stand for sale on display at a shop on December 29, 2009 in Berlin, Germany. From December 29-31 every year fireworks go on sale across Germany ahead of New Year's Eve celebrations. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Summer is here and the fireworks stands are now open, but for some stores the 4th of July provides an opportunity to make more then just a quick buck. It gives stand operators a chance to give to their favorite charities.
Burns lost his uncle, Randy Overton, to blood cancer. Now Burns makes it his mission each summer to sell as many fireworks as he can.
"He was an athlete himself and Team in Training does bike rides and marathons, so it seemed like a good way to honor him and what he did and who he was," said Burns.
Like many other fireworks stores across North Texas, Burns will even pay volunteers working at the store an hourly wage. Those workers then donate their earnings back to their respective charities.