Girl Scouts Help In Relief Effort
Girl Scout Troops from across New York City sprang into action this week, collecting supplies, donating items, holding a bake sale and sorting and distributing supplies to help families in all the boroughs devastated by the impact of Hurricane Sandy. Additionally, troops from across the country, including Wyoming, Minnesota, Massachusetts, and Maryland, are reaching out to the Girl Scouts of Greater New York to offer assistance.
“We are so proud of our Girl Scouts who range from five to 17-years-old and so grateful to all our volunteers for springing into action. As Girl Scouts, we make the unshakable promise to help people at all times. We encourage compassion and teach our girls that they can be leaders in making the world a better place. Responding quickly to aid in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy is a clear demonstration of their leadership ability and compassion. And, it’s a tremendously important thing to do for all the families impacted by Sandy,” said Girl Scouts of Greater New York CEO Barbara Murphy-Warrington.
The central office for the Girl Scouts of Greater New York, located at 43 West 23rd St. in Manhattan, has been closed since November 5 due to the power outage.
Troops 4272 and 4274 in Jackson Heights dropped off water, cookies and board games to children staying at the Queens College shelter, and Troop 4623 in Forest Hills collected items at their troop meeting and delivered them to the donation center at the Shops at Atlas Park in Glendale, to go to Rockaway families affected by Sandy.
Troops 4091 and 4231 from Middle Village gathered and packed donations from their individual homes and with the help of their parents, transported the bags to St. Margaret’s School and the former Borders at the Shops at Atlas Mall in Glendale.
The donations were for the Rockaways and Breezy Point families. The troops continue to gather donations. Members of the troops also volunteered at the disaster relief site in St. Margaret’s, sorting and packing donations.