Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Girl Scouts Help Tornado Victims

WAAY ABC TV 31 reports that a group of Girl Scouts from New York aren't just building courage, confidence and character this week. They're helping build porches in Phil Campbell for those who were affected by last year's tornado. Ashley Demorest, a senior from upstate New York is spending her spring break helping others. She along with seven other New York girl scouts and two scout leaders are usuing their skills to build porches and wheelchair ramps on homes in Phil Campbell.

"It feels great that you can say that you actually helped somebody," said Demorest. "And they can have a better life somewhat from what you did."

The group is made up of girls from four different New York schools. Most have been involved in Girl Scouts since they were five years old.

The group makes disaster relief trips every year. They've done projects in New York all the way down to Florida. Each scout raises the money to make the trip through cookie sales and other fundraisers.