Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Georgia Girl Scouts Stepping up Following Devastating Tornadoes

In Georgia, a local girl scout troop is doing its part to provide relief to victims of storms that devastated much of the South last month. Stephanie Gross of the Barrow Patch reports that Girl Scouts from Daisy Troop 11809 have coordinated a community-wide effort between 3 counties to collect much-needed supplies for affected families.

On April 27th and 28th, a string of tornadoes tore through several southern states, killing roughly 300 people and decimating entire neighborhoods.

You can donate money to the American Red Cross in several different ways. You can always do it through the Red Cross website. You can also text "REDCROSS" to the phone number 90999. After you send the text, $10 will be donated to the Red Cross, and the charge will appear on your next phone bill. You can also donate by phone or by mail. Here is a partial list of organizations that are helping with the disaster.

Our thoughts go out to everyone affected by this disaster. Do you have any examples of Girl Scouts helping communities following the tornadoes?