December 23, 2018 05:45 PM
The Wisconsin Girl Scout troop reeling from a tragic hit-and-run crash last month just got a very special Christmas gift.
Troop 3055 suffered a devastating loss in early November, when three Girl Scouts and a troop leader were killed along a rural highway in Chippewa County.
Police say a young man huffing an air duster crashed his truck into the group while they were picking up litter for a community service project.
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Since then, countless people have worked together to let the survivors know they are still supported.
Stitch Supply Co., a sewing shop in Altoona, decided to make quilts for the girls, in the hopes of comforting them during this extremely traumatic situation.
They asked people to stitch a block in Girl Scout green, with the hopes of getting enough blocks to make about 30 quilts.
The effort quickly picked up steam and the shop ended up getting more than a thousand blocks from people across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and even a Girl Scout troop from Singapore.
The finished quilts were just delivered to Troop 3055, lifting the girls' spirits as they cope with the sudden deaths of their friends.
"It makes me feel happy that so many people are trying to support us," said Emma Weiler, a member of Troop 3055. "And it's just not about the gifts they give us, but it's about what the cards keep saying and trying to support us."
The Girl Scouts have been keeping track of all the cards and care packages they have received on a map that is now covered in stickers.
The troop says they are grateful people are still thinking of them and they want to say thank you for the outpouring of love and support, especially now during the holidays.
Updated: December 23, 2018 05:45 PM
Created: December 23, 2018 12:34 PM
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