Community Outreach


Over the past several weeks, I have been “selling” Avon’s fund-raising animal of the year, Herbie the Hedgehog. I say “selling” because what I’ve actually been doing is asking people to buy Herbie and donate him back to me to give to my city’s Police and Fire Department. My project was to collect 30 Herbie’s for the Police and Fire Departments to keep on hand to give to children in crisis when they go out to calls. As a child, I was very ill and the ambulance had to be called quite often. My thought for this project was that Herbie might make a hard time a little easier for children in crisis.

On Tuesday, I delivered 30 Herbie’s to the Vandalia Fire and Police Departments as well as framed certificates to recognize the project. It was a great experience and I plan to do this each year.



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