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Posted on Sun, Jan 13, 2013 : 3:16 p.m.

Local Girl Scout troops make blankets for victims of Hurricane Sandy

By Lisa Carolin

Girl Scout troop 40112 in Ann Arbor is working hard toward the Scouts' goal of service. To that end, 10-year-old scout Abby Warrick came up with the idea to make blankets for kids in New Jersey who were affected by Hurricane Sandy.


A member of the Girl Scouts troop 40112 works on a blanket for Hurricane Sandy victims in New Jersey.

The fifth-grader at Eberwhite Elementary School presented the idea to the 15 other Girl Scouts in the troop and says they liked it.

"They got really happy that I thought of the idea and they wanted to do it," Warrick said. "It's important to help people in need who don't have homes anymore."

Abby's mom, Margie Warrick, is one of the troop leaders and is working with a church in New Jersey, where she hopes to send the blankets.

The troop, whose members range in age from 9 to 11 from both Eberwhite and Bach elementary schools, began making the blankets last week and will complete them when they meet again on Jan. 22. The Scouts will write notes identifying themselves and include both a message and a self-addressed stamped envelope along with their blankets.

"The girls are working hard on these blankets and want something personal like getting letters back," said Margie Warwick.

Abby Warrick, who describes her blanket as having "little crayon marks that are all different colors," looks forward to communicating with the recipients of the blankets.

"A big part of scouting is helping people in need, and this is a good opportunity for the girls to reach out and gain the understanding of how valuable it is to serve others," said Margie Warrick.

Lisa Carolin is a freelance reporter for To reach the news desk, email or call 734-623-2530.



Mon, Jan 14, 2013 : 3:12 a.m.

Way to go girls!! I will pass on what you are doing to my own daisy girl scout!! Great idea for many. :-)


Mon, Jan 14, 2013 : 2:55 a.m.

What a wonderful idea!! Congratulations to these young ladies with a very big heart!! Girls Scouting is fun and a great activity for all. Keep up the good deeds!