Thursday, June 2, 2011

Slumber Party for Tornado Victims

In Kansas, the Emporia Gazette reports that a group of girls from Reading affected by the May 21 tornado received special attention recently from Girls Scouts in Emporia.

Susan Faler, a volunteer services manager for Girl Scouts of the Kansas Heartland in Emporia, came up with an idea to allow girls from Reading to get away from the trauma and be pampered overnight Friday and all day Saturday. The slumber party consisted of miniature golf, movies, crafts and hanging out with friends. Since the building also has showers, some of the girls who didn’t have running water in Reading had the opportunity to take a hot shower.

Supplies for the sleepover were donated. Some of the girls who came in with nothing, thanks to donations, received clothes, sleeping bags, sandals, hair bows, coloring books and a wealth of other items.