Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Girl Scouts Save Easter for Flood Affected Children

After a week of heavy rain pushed the Sabine River over its banks, hundreds of homes were flooded and thousands of families forced to watch as their posessions washed away. 

Then on Friday, March 25, local Girl Scouts who had received several donations from local businesses, assembled more than 400 Easter baskets to give to local area shelters and emergency services who then gave them to children. 

 It seemed like a small thing to some, but the comfort local Girl Scouts were able to bring in something so small as an Easter basket meant children could have some normallcy for a day. 

We are proud of our Girl Scouts. For more than 100 years Girl Scouts has instilled in girls the importance of volunteerism and giving back to their communities. Flooding in Deweyville may have forced many families out of their homes, but thanks to these young ladies they didn't have to miss Easter, too.