Girls who were impacted by the storm and those that helped out had a chance to meet each other on Sunday at GSNC’s Sister to Sister: Standing Together through the Storm. They had the opportunity to share stories, trade Girl Scout SWAPS, create a Sister-to-Sister collage, and learn how to help replenish eel grass in ocean areas. With help from Project Hope, girls created a tree filled with their hopes for the future.
"It was amazing to hear the stories of so many girls impacted by Superstorm Sandy at the Sister to Sister event. Girls were smiling as they shared their stories with each other. You could see how happy they were to be together and how supportive they are of each other. We all went home knowing that those that were in need, as well as those so willing to help out, really understand what it means to be a Sister to every Girl Scout." said Pat P., GSNC MVP Program Specialist.
Donna Ceravolo said, "It was my privilege to be part of this event on Sunday. The thing that rang true to me in the days immediately after the storm -- that our Girl Scouts are so caring and generous -- was brought home again at this event where the girls stood "sister to sister" to laugh, share stories and swaps. We are all fortunate to be part of the great sisterhood of Girl Scouts."
As our troops, communities and Long Island remember Hurricane Sandy; we encourage you to honor the surge of support and connections made with Girl Scouts near and far.