Girl Scouts from Chicagoland Lend a Hand to Tornado Victims

Published 08/17 2014 06:25PM

Updated 08/17 2014 06:27PM

WASHINGTON - Tornado victims are getting a helping hand from a Chicago-area group.

Girls from the Hinsdale Girl Scout Troop 50212 are making 50 gift baskets for tornado-affected families.

They will give the baskets to the families when they move into their new homes.
The group fundraised for the items in the baskets.

They say the program is part of their community outreach activities.

 “Kind of hard at first to get focused. It was like where do people need help, was kind of the question. First of course they go to the four corners of the world. Then I'm like let’s bring it back here and someone remembered the tornado,” Liz Sant

“ We just hope that they remember that someone still remembers them and that it wasn't just a newscast that went out and people forgot about. That this still impacts everybody,” said scout Julia Sint

The girl scout troop is working with the Tri-County Long Term Recovery Center to donate the baskets.

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