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Local Girl Scouts Gather Donations for Sandy Responders

Did you see little Girl Scout cookie saleswomen at your polling station? They were raising money to help firefighters in the New York and New Jersey area.

The following article was submitted by Girl Scout parent Catherine Gillies. 

Junior Girl Scout Troop 4162 and Brownie Girl Scout Troop 1562 teamed up this week to collect donations for the firefighters away from home helping with the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

They held two Election Day cookie booths at South River High, and while they were selling their cookies, they asked passersby if they would like to help them help the firefighters who are away from home right now without basic supplies.  With yesterday's donations, the girls will be able to send 2 cases of cookies and several shopping bags of vital personal care items to help our nation's heroes who are helping other east coast families get their lives back together after Superstorm Sandy.

The girls were responding to a request that came down through the local Girl Scout leader Service Unit, Community 47.

Girl Scout Troop 4162 member Suzanne said, "I think it's important to help out the firelighters because they ware away from home because of the hurricane. It makes me happy to help out."

The girls have also collected donations of two additional cases of cookies to ship out to military personnel serving overseas.

Anyone else wanting to help out with donations may drop them off at the Woodland Beach Volunteer Fire department between 5-9 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. Items that care critically needed at this time are:

  • Undergarments (new in package, including socks, underwear, and plain tee shirts, all sizes needed)
  • Power Bars or other nutritional supplement bars
  • Non-Perishable food items such as canned soups, spaghettios, etc.
  • Pillows
  • Blankets (do not need to be new, just not destroyed)
  • Plastic Totes
  • Tooth Paste
  • Tooth Brushes
  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Bottled Water
  • Towels
  • Wash Rags
  • Buckets
  • Trash Bags (large garden size)
  • Shampoo
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Construction Gloves
  • Non-Latex rubber gloves
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Snacks (nothing that can melt)
  • Gatorade/Powerade/Sports Drinks
  • First Aid Kits
  • Feminine Needs
  • Hand/foot warmers
WCronin November 08, 2012 at 01:08 AM
Awesome job girls! I am so proud of you all for helping the victims of Sandy and the military! Congratulations and keep up the wonderful work for our community!

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