Community Service: February 2010 Archives

During the month of February, Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama and LifeSouth Community Blood Centers are partnering to save lives in our community. Girl Scouts will be onsite at several LifeSouth blood drives to help recruit donors, and to promote the Girl Scout cookie sale.

 

Cookie booth sales begin February 12, along with LifeSouth's 'Give from the Heart' blood drive with WSFA-News 12. 'Give from the Heart' will be held at the LifeSouth Donor Center, located at 1601 Eastern Boulevard in Montgomery beginning at 6 a.m. until 6 p.m.

 

"Partnering with the Girl Scouts is another way that LifeSouth can contribute to the community," said Melinda Hinds, Community Development Coordinator for LifeSouth. "We are extremely honored to be working with these girls to encourage people to reach out and show support of the Girl Scouts and the wonderful things they do for our community.  Their interest in educating people on the importance of supporting LifeSouth and the role we play in supplying the hospitals is awesome and ever so gratifying." 

 

If your troop is interested in participating, contact Cheryl Miller, extension 2302.


Spring Hill Memorial Hospital in Mobile is celebrating Earth Day April 22, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the hospital. They would like for Girl Scout volunteers to participate by a hosting booth with "something green". If you are interested in helping, please contact Terri McGhee at 251-460-5264, or tmcghee@springhill.org. Read more about Earth Day in Mobile: www.earthdaymobilebay.org.

Girl Scouts are reaching out a helping hand to help those affected by the earthquake in Haiti. In order to aid in national disaster relief, Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) has allowed for Girl Scouts to partake in activities to raise money, including the solicitation of money. This fundraising period is open from January 14 until September 8, 2010.

 

The money raised may only be donated to the following approved agencies; The American Red Cross, Pan American Development Foundation, UNICEF, Oxfan, Save the Children, Mercy Corps, Doctors Without Borders, The UN World Food Programme, CARE, The International Rescue Committee, World Vision and United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund.

 

It is now possible for the girls to raise as much money as possible for relief funds and serve as an opportunity to help the people of Haiti. In a time of loss, and suffering for the country of Haiti, it is important we offer help.

 

Organizations such as CARE are not just giving supplies, they are reaching out and encouraging members of the community to assist them with distribution. Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts have been asked to help distribute food and supplies.  Patrick Solomon, Senior VP of Global Support Services at CARE said, "perhaps the most inspiring sight was of young girl and boy scouts helping maintain order...They stood guard to help control the anxious people gathering outside." Watch the video to see Girl Scouts help distribute hygiene kits in Haiti.

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