|A Message from Our CEO|
Our hearts go out to the residents of Haywood County and surrounding areas as Tropical Storm Fred swept through western North Carolina last week, dousing the area with heavy rain and causing severe flooding. Even as the water receded, Haywood County residents are still dealing with all the destruction and officials have estimated that hundreds of families have been displaced by the damage, some lost their homes and, sadly, five people have lost their life.
As Girl Scouts, we are called to help our sisters and our community when and where there is a need. The Haywood County newspaper, The Mountaineer, has compiled a list of businesses, churches and nonprofits that are offering assistance — as well as organizations seeking donations and volunteers.
In addition, if you or your troop would like to send support to Haywood County families and are not sure where to start, you can mail gift cards (Ingles, Publix, Walmart, Dollar General, etc.) to Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont c/o Laura Allison at 37 College Place, Asheville, NC 28801, and we will direct your donation where it is needed most.
If you know of any Girl Scout troops or families that are in direct need of assistance, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yours in Girl Scouting,
Jennifer L. Wilcox
Did You Hear There’s a New Cookie Coming?
Adventurefuls™, an indulgent brownie-inspired cookie with caramel-flavored crème and a hint of sea salt, will be part of the cookie lineup for the 2022 Girl Scout Cookie Program. We think you’re going to love it!
Girl Scout Membership Partnership
Did you know that WellCare NC is offering a generous new benefit? WellCare of North Carolina members age 5-18 can get a free annual Girl Scout membership and access tons of fun! In-person and virtual programming is available. Please share this information with anyone interested in Girl Scouts!
Connections Matter Volunteer Workshop
Every day connections are more important than we ever believed. Science tells us that relationships have the power to shape our brains and so much more. In this virtual Connections Matter workshop for adults, information about the following will be presented: early brain development, trauma, resilience and community, connections and resources. You can register for this event here.