LAS VEGAS – Girl Scouts have long been community partners with local police, fire, and hospital personnel. After the deadly shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on October 1st, local Girl Scout Troop 777 organized a Thank You Card campaign to show their appreciation for the women and men who bravely responded to the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.
Troop 777 collected cards from October 2nd – October 31st and promoted their Thank You Card campaign with homemade collection boxes placed at schools, fliers, and on social media. The troop collected over 4,600 cards from Girl Scout troops in 33 US states and Germany. The cards will be presented to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department South Central Area Command. The South Central Area Command is located less than a mile from Mandalay Bay and their officers were among the first responders.
Along with the cards, Troop 777 will present 25 cases of Girl Scout cookies and 20 cases of nuts and candies, both donated by Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada product sale partners Little Brownie Bakers and Ashdon Farms.
Troop 777 consists of 33 Girl Scouts ranging from Daisies to Juniors and is led by Troop Leaders Kimberly Reinhart, Keri Schneider, and Amber Neal. This is their first year as a Troop.
The Thank You Card and cookie and nut donation will take place November 7, 2017 at 7pm; at South Central Area Command; 4860 S. Las Vegas Boulevard, 89119. Media is invited to attend.
About Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada
Founded on April 14, 1932 in Boulder City, Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada (GSSNV) is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. GSSNV focuses on four key pillars: STEM, Outdoor, Life Skills, and Entrepreneurship.
GSSNV serves the four Southern-most counties in Nevada: Clark, Lincoln, Nye, & Esmeralda, as well as the Southern California counties of Inyo and San Bernardino (eastern border) and has 3,801 girl and adult members.
Linda Bridges, Chief of Communications
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