Girl Scouts Donate 200 Cases of Cookies to Golden Valley Essential Workers
The local Girl Scouts organization donated 200 cases of cookies for Golden Valley police, fire and public works crews on Tuesday. Golden Valley plans on donating some of the cookies to the nonprofit PRISM.
There have been many gestures of goodwill during the COVID 19 pandemic. One of act of kindness took place on Tuesday when Girl Scouts gave 2400 boxes of cookies to first responders in Golden Valley.
“These are from the River Valley Girl Scouts,” said Bethany Brunsell, Golden Valley’s assistant fire chief. “They have a program where they have extra cookies that didn’t sell this year because their cookie selling season was cut short because of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“The cookies are going to our front line workers, our fire department, our police department, our public maintenance folks and we even had a little extra to go to PRISM,” said Golden Valley Mayor Shep Harris. “We just appreciate everything the Girl Scouts have done to extend their gratitude.”
Girl Scout Events Canceled Through May 31
The River Valley Girl Scouts have canceled all in-person, council-sponsored program events and facility rentals through May 31. That includes cookie sales — which is why they had a surplus of the sweet treats.
The cookies are a small way of rewarding first responders and public works personnel in Golden Valley. They are putting in long hours and dealing with daily challenges because of COIVD-19, officials said.
“It’s a unique time to be working, doing our jobs throughout this,” Brunsell said. “Thankfully people have made good choices and stayed safe. We have not had an increase of fires and emergency calls. So it’s been very good for us. We hope that people continue to do the same even after they go back to work.”
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