Thursday, December 2, 2010

Gold Award Brings Disaster Awareness to Disabled

Sarah used her Girl Scout Gold Award project to help people with disabilities and the elderly learn about disaster awareness. Sarah gave “Go Kits” to families at the Madison County Buddy Walk, a walk for those with Down's Syndrome. She also donated “Go Kits” to the clients of the Center for the Developmentally Disabled. Sarah also set up a day at the Madison Senior Center to help senior citizens update their medical information. At each event, Sarah informed the community about the special needs that might arise for someone with a disability in the event of a natural disaster. To fund her project, Sarah used proceeds from Girl Scout Cookies sales to purchase items she couldn’t get through donations.

Sarah worked with the Madison Fire Department and the Madison Disability Board to make sure that this project will continue for years to come.

Sarah has been a Girl Scout for 12 years. She has earned her Bronze Award, Silver Award, helped lead two encampments, and two World Thinking Days. She has also helped with younger Girl Scout troops and Cub Scout troops.

Sarah is a senior at Bob Jones High School. She plans on attending college in the fall to study emergency medicine and is dual-enrolled in the EMT program at Calhoun Community College. She is the daughter of Beth and Vernon.