On Saturday, October 27th, Girl Scouts from across our council gathered together to Jam the Van with donations for those badly affected by Hurricane Florence. The event took place from 9:30-1:30 at each of our four service centers including Wilmington, Raleigh, Goldsboro, and Fayetteville. Girl Scouts and volunteers stepped up to help facilitate the donation drive as well as provide non-perishable foods and toiletries. In total, about 1,170 lbs. of food or 988 meals were collected and donated to their area food banks.
220 lbs. or 186 meals came from the Wilmington event.
606 lbs. or 511 meals came fromt the Raleigh event.
165 lbs. or 140 meals came from the Goldsboro event.
170 lbs. or 151 meals came from the Fayetteville event.
When their community is in a time of need, Girl Scouts take action, which is why events like this are so important. In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, Girl Scout troops have completed many different service projects to benefit those impacted, from collecting educational supplies for displaced schools to washing dishes at local soup kitchens. Additionally, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from across the world have reached out to our council to assist with our Girl Scouts and their families who were badly affected by the storm. Tough times like these show the power of the Girl Scout family and their commitment to making a difference.