Chapman Girl Scouts donate emergency kits to fire department

By Carol Lacer
Chapman and Enterprise News Times – May 11, 2017
Submitted by Newz Group – May 18, 2017

The Girl Scouts’ motto is to “always be prepared,” and Chapman Junior Girl Scout Troop 20177 is reaching out to help others also be prepared in cases of fire emergencies.

In working for their Bronze Award, the girls collected items for fire emergency kits for the past year. Girl Scout Freya Schroeder said the group researched and learned which items people most needed when everything is lost in a house fire.

“Then we collected those things to donate to the fire department so they can give them out to people as needed,” Freya said.

With all the donations they collected, the girls filled three bags with families in mind, three bags intended for couples, two bags with needs for single males, and two bags for single females, for a total of 10 bags. Scout leader Ali Schroeder said the bags were packed with toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs, shampoo, conditioner, blanket, lotion, chap stick, tissue, floss, mouthwash, hand soap/sanitizer, first aid kits, deodorant, and small stuffed animals.

The girls presented the bags to Chapman Fire Chief Ryan Hall on Tuesday, May 2. They also donated the extra supplies that didn’t fit into the 10 bags.

Chapman Fire Chief Ryan Hall said he was very excited to hear that a group of young ladies decided to reach out and help prepare people they didn’t know with supplies that would help them for a few days in the event of a fire or natural disaster.

“They put in a considerable amount of time and effort planning and researching what items would be most useful for families, couples and even single people,” Hall said. “I believe the bags they have put together will be very helpful and very generous to those that receive them.”

 

Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
http://www.ksffa.com
KSFFA’s Fire News Blog Home Page

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