We know that many of you have been following the headlines regarding tornado-related losses in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi and other parts of the Midwest. The losses have been catastrophic – worst tornado season in more than 90 years. While it appears that council offices and camps have survived with limited damage - we know that many families in our communities, including those of our girls, are experiencing devastating loss.
Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama had significant damage in 31 of their 37 counties. Trish Coghlan, CEO of GS North -Central Alabama , reports that one Girl Scout lost her life and countless members of the extended Girl Scout family have suffered significant loss. They will not know the full impact until power and communication lines are restored throughout their jurisdiction.
We encourage those who would like to donate money or collect funds to do so with respected national charities that focus on disaster relief including the Red Cross and the Salvation Army.
You can also visit the North-Central Alabama website at girlscoutsnca.org for more details.
At times like these, Girl Scouts come together in sisterhood to help those in need. We have seen our Movement rally in support of the victims of Hurricane Katrina and other natural disasters over the years, and will continue to do everything we can to help our communities in the weeks and months ahead.
In closing we want to express our gratitude to the staff and volunteers who continue to serve girls in the affected regions. You are truly living the Promise and Law.