Soroptimists donate to emergency workers
Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra recently hosted the annual Sierra Nevada Region fall district meeting. Women attended the event from Yerington, Day, Smith Valley, Carson City, Carson Valley and South Lake Tahoe.
Lisa Huard, Safe Schools consultant, gave a presentation on emergency preparedness. The information she presented is pertinent to any kind of emergency and emphasizes the importance of having our personal and financial information organized and readily available to ourselves and our family members.
Attendees donated personal-hygiene items and participated in a hands-on project that resulted in the accumulation of 130 comfort kits. Special thanks go out to the attendees and Pradip Patel of Super 8 Motel, Daniel McHale of Inn by the Lake, Jerry Bindel of Lakeland Village and Shannon and Scott Shehadi of Shannon’s Day Spa for their generous donations of hygiene products used in preparing the comfort kits. The kits were presented to Jayme Willison and Lewis Long of the South Tahoe Lake Chapter of the American Red Cross to assist them in replenishing their supply distributed during the Angora fire.
Soroptimists in attendance also collected cash donations of more than $400, which were given to Lorenzo Gigliotti, fire chief of the South Lake Tahoe Fire Department. The money was donated to help the fire department defray the cost of purchasing a thermal-imaging camera.
Soroptimist International is a world-wide organization of women in management and professions working through service projects to advance human rights and the status of women.
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