HOLDEN, Mass. — Holden Girl Scouts and Boy Scout worked together to collect four truckloads of items to send to families affected by Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey.
Members of both scouting organizations held a collection on Saturday at First Baptist Church, and with the help of the community were able to bring in a wide variety of vital relief items.
From paper towels, toilet paper, toys and games, to 30 pair of shoes and boots, and three bags of coats and jackets, the four trucks and vans were packed and sent off on Sunday to New York and New Jersey.
Aimee Crockett, Anna Dodge and Christopher Gale drove the items down along with Ron and Kathy Kuhlwein, according to Jenni Howe, Girl Scout co-service unit manager, who extended a big thank you to them for their contribution to the effort.
Howe added "a huge thank you to all of the Girl Scouts and Girl Scout leaders of Holden and Boy Scout Troop 182 and those within our community for collecting items for Hurricane Sandy Relief last Saturday."
Furthermore, Howe said it was awesome to have a location to do the sorting and packing, and for that thanked the First Baptist Church of Holden as well.