Even though Christmas is months away, Santa Council has been busy making plans to add joy to those who need assistance at the holiday time. This year, in addition to clothing and toys for children and food for families, first aid kits will be given to families through the generous assistance of Walmart and the hard work of Venture Crew 1776.
Walmart provided a grant that covered most of the cost of supplies used to construct 550 first aid kits. This grant was through their Walmart Community Grant Program.
Venture Crew 1776 spent an evening this month putting together these 550 kits, with each containing about a dozen different items, such as bandages, gauze, tape, thermometer, tweezers, and antiseptic.
The Venture Crew is a local group of boys and girls, age 14 and up, along with their advisors, who participate in volunteer projects to help the community. In addition to volunteer work, they enjoy fun activities like camping and trips.