Girl Scouts donate toys to help victims

Girls Scouts in Westlake Village and Oak Park gathered last week at Red Oak Elementary in Oak Park to donate almost 700 stuffed animals to the Ventura County Fire Department, which will give the items to children to comfort them during crisis or injury. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Girl Scouts Alexis LoBianco, 6, left, Kate Pipkins, 6, Lily Radick, 7, and Sofia Flores, 7, attach notes to stuffed animals at Red Oak Elementary School in Oak Park on Jan. 18. Around 700 stuffed animals were collected by 17 Girl Scout troops in Oak Park and Westlake Village. The toys were donated to the Ventura County Fire Department and will be handed out to kids to comfort them during a crisis or injury.

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Girl Scouts Alexis LoBianco, 6, left, Kate Pipkins, 6, Lily Radick, 7, and Sofia Flores, 7, attach notes to stuffed animals at Red Oak Elementary School in Oak Park on Jan. 18. Around 700 stuffed animals were collected by 17 Girl Scout troops in Oak Park and Westlake Village. The toys were donated to the Ventura County Fire Department and will be handed out to kids to comfort them during a crisis or injury.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Special notes were attached to stuffed animals that will be handed out to kids to comfort them during a crisis or injury.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
Special notes were attached to stuffed animals that will be handed out to kids to comfort them during a crisis or injury.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Girl Scouts carry bags of stuffed animals to a Ventura County Fire truck at Red Oak Elementary in Oak Park on Jan. 18. Around 700 stuffed animals were collected by 17 Girl Scout troops in Oak Park and Westlake Village. The toys were donated to the Ventura County Fire Department and will be handed out to kids to comfort them during a crisis or injury.

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Girl Scouts carry bags of stuffed animals to a Ventura County Fire truck at Red Oak Elementary in Oak Park on Jan. 18. Around 700 stuffed animals were collected by 17 Girl Scout troops in Oak Park and Westlake Village. The toys were donated to the Ventura County Fire Department and will be handed out to kids to comfort them during a crisis or injury.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Engineer Michael Williams of the Ventura County Fire Department receives a bag of stuffed animals from Girl Scout Genevieve Rohner, 7, of Troop 63004 at Red Oak Elementary in Oak Park on Jan. 18. Around 700 stuffed animals were collected by 17 Girl Scout troops in Oak Park and Westlake Village. The toys were donated to the Ventura County Fire Department and will be handed out to kids to comfort them during a crisis or injury.

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Engineer Michael Williams of the Ventura County Fire Department receives a bag of stuffed animals from Girl Scout Genevieve Rohner, 7, of Troop 63004 at Red Oak Elementary in Oak Park on Jan. 18. Around 700 stuffed animals were collected by 17 Girl Scout troops in Oak Park and Westlake Village. The toys were donated to the Ventura County Fire Department and will be handed out to kids to comfort them during a crisis or injury.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Girl Scouts Jessica Baumann, 10, left, her sister, Caroline, 13, and Maddy Barney-Gibbs, 12, carry bags of stuffed animals to a Ventura County Fire truck at Red Oak Elementary in Oak Park on Jan. 18. Around 700 stuffed animals were collected by 17 Girl Scout troops in Oak Park and Westlake Village. The toys were donated to the Ventura County Fire Department and will be handed out to kids to comfort them during a crisis or injury.

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Girl Scouts Jessica Baumann, 10, left, her sister, Caroline, 13, and Maddy Barney-Gibbs, 12, carry bags of stuffed animals to a Ventura County Fire truck at Red Oak Elementary in Oak Park on Jan. 18. Around 700 stuffed animals were collected by 17 Girl Scout troops in Oak Park and Westlake Village. The toys were donated to the Ventura County Fire Department and will be handed out to kids to comfort them during a crisis or injury.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Capt. Lance Austin of the Ventura County Fire Department thanks Jessica Carscadden, 12, for coming up with the idea of collecting stuffed animals for first responders at Red Oak Elementary in Oak Park on Jan. 18. Around 700 stuffed animals were collected by 17 Girl Scout troops in Oak Park and Westlake Village. The toys were donated to the Ventura County Fire Department and will be handed out to kids to comfort them during a crisis or injury.

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Capt. Lance Austin of the Ventura County Fire Department thanks Jessica Carscadden, 12, for coming up with the idea of collecting stuffed animals for first responders at Red Oak Elementary in Oak Park on Jan. 18. Around 700 stuffed animals were collected by 17 Girl Scout troops in Oak Park and Westlake Village. The toys were donated to the Ventura County Fire Department and will be handed out to kids to comfort them during a crisis or injury.

 

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