Eighth grader Bailey Pauze wanted to raise funding for the local Red Cross because the Disaster Action Team of Red Cross volunteers had helped her family due to a house fire. She said the Red Cross gave her a comfort care kit that had a toothbrush, toothpaste and other personal care items. The Red Cross gave a place to stay and support. Bailey said, “The Red Cross gave us hope when we had lost everything.”
In April, Bailey contacted the Red Cross because she wanted to “pay it forward” as part of a school project at West De Pere Middle School. She wanted to help other families who were affected by a fire. So she put donation boxes in area businesses including: Luna Coffee, Mr. Gingers, West De Pere Middle School. Assemblage Studio, and Wisconsin Wireless. Through her efforts, the businesses, and generous people, she presented $335 to the Red Cross Green Bay office. Bailey said, “Now, other families will also get hope after a fire.”
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