My name is Emma Martinez, I am a junior at , and I have been working for months to accomplish my Girl Scout Gold Award. For those of you who remember, I posted on the Patch a few months back describing my project for the Seniors in Sierra Madre. I felt that after the , it was important to do something to help our elderly in the community of Sierra Madre. I have raised enough money to put together 250 disaster preparedness kits for the elderly.
I would like to thank everyone in our community for helping me achieve my goal of raising $3,250.00. This is enough for me to purchase items, put together, and distribute 250 disaster preparedness kits to the senior citizens in Sierra Madre.
I would also like to thank Dave Loera from VFW, and Vokie Unell from for assisting me with obtaining 2 mini grants of $500.00 each to help me achieve my goal. I am very grateful to all at and Sierra Madre Rotary Club for giving me the opportunity to present my project.
I plan to distribute the Disaster Preparedness Kits to Seniors of Sierra Madre at the on September 22 from 8-12 at . I will also be providing help in filling out Emergency Contact information/Medication Information for those who would like assistance. Please look for my booth if you are interested in picking one up. Any left over bags will be distributed at the in Sierra Madre. There is no charge for these bags!
Again, thank you to all of you who helped me achieve my goal. This has been a huge undertaking and I am so relieved that I was able to accomplish this.
~ Emma Martinez
La Salle High School '14
Resident of Sierra Madre