Thursday, May 12, 2011

After Disasters, Girl Scouts Contribute to Communities

Georgia's Athens Banner-Herald reports that Girl Scouts are donating money, time and supplies to help those left homeless by tornadoes that struck Alabama and Georgia recently. The Girl Scouts are collecting necessities for people who lost their homes and providing a structure for moving supplies from one location to another.

In Tennessee, The Chattanoogan reports that Girl Scouts of Troop 40243 have been proactive in helping their community. At the disaster relief center, the girls accepted and sorted donations that came pouring in from community members. The girls also met with victims of the tornadoes when they came to pick up donations.

Lindsay McCoy at the Cuyahoga Falls Patch reports that Girl Scouts got to help their sisters in Japan through artwork at the gallery opening of Studio 2091 recently. Scout leader Patty Sullivan said the Scouts raised $460.50 from the event. All proceeds went to help scout organizations in Japan recover from the earthquake and tsunami.

The 1,000,000 Pennies for Girl Scouts of Japan Blog reports that second year Girl Scout and author Elisabeth has raised 175,813 pennies so far. She is aiming to donate 1 million pennies to the Girl Scouts of Japan!

Do you have examples of Girl Scouts providing community assistance after a disaster?