Girl Scouts Step Up For First Responders

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FRUITA, Colo. — It may not be cookie season but one local Girl Scout troop is stays busy, serving the men and women on the front lines.

Girl Scout Troop 17091 organized their community project a supply drive collecting essentials for fire station number 6 in Fruita.

The supply drive serves as the project for the girls to receive their Bronze Award, the first high achievement a Girl Scout can receive.

The troop currently collecting masks, gloves, and hand sanitizers, all essentials for fighting COVID-19 which will be donated to the Lower Valley Fire District in Fruita.

Fire Chief Frank Cavaliere applauds the effort of the young girls as these items are really in demand.

“You know, you hear so much about heroes but it’s people like this that give to the community that never get credit for it,” says Frank Cavaliere.

While this station serves as home base, the troop seeks more locations to collect all over.”

Cavaliere says that his crew can go through a box of gloves in one day.

“We’re required to make sure that the masks are on patients before they enter the emergency room. so not only are we using the masks for the responders, but we’re also make sure that every patient that we transport has a mask on,” Cavaliere mentions.

All donations will be accepted as this collection is set to continue into 2021.

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