SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — With the Fourth of July fast approaching, fireworks stands are popping up wherever they are legal, providing organizations with a lucrative short-term business opportunity.
Tanya Mock and Denise Nelson are getting ready to get their temporary fireworks stand up and running. Their nonprofit counts on this stand to fund their food pantry serving the Oak Park area, God’s Angel Shoebox of Love.READ MORE: Evacuations Ordered As Crews Battle Vegetation Fire Near Lake Amador
It isn’t easy getting a fireworks stand. The requirements can vary from city or county, but safety is always an issues and that often has to do with the location of the stand. It has to be at least 25 feet from a building and 50 feet from a gas pump.READ MORE: NorCal Heatwave Expected To Bring More Triple-Digit Temps To The Valley; No Power Shortages Anticipated
In in Sacramento County you have to apply for, and receive a temporary business license that will cost you $26. Applicants must have insurance and prove you’re selling safe-and-sane fireworks. An organization has to have at least 20 members and a track record of stability.
For those who pass the requirements and put in the long hours, the rewards are worth it.MORE NEWS: Sacramento Highway 99 Closure Now In Place: How To Get Around It
Mock’s organization raked in $15,000 last year with all proceeds going to feed local families.