Girl Scout Krystal Shirrell of Brownsburg (far left) was among a group of Scouts who visited the White House on Friday. She gained attention for her work on behalf of homeless vets.
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Additional Indiana Girl Scout News....
Girl Scouts of Central Indiana of Indiana sent the following news release. We will follow up shortly with a profile:
Girl Scout Krystal Shirrell from Brownsburg, a Girl Scout Gold Award recipient, visited President Obama at the White House Friday. Shirrell was accompanied to the White House by Girl Scouts of the USA's chief executive officer, Anna Maria Chavez, and other Girl Scout Gold Award recipients from around the country.
"It was truly an honor to be selected to meet President Obama on behalf of Girl Scouts of Central Indiana," said Shirrell. Girl Scouts has played a crucial role in developing me as a leader, as well as instilling the importance of community service and giving back. It was very exciting to have the opportunity to represent Girl Scouts in Washington, D.C.!"
Krystal's Gold Award take action project VET Support is contributing to the White House initiative to support our military and the Secretary of Veteran's Affairs initiative to end homelessness among veterans.
Krystal's passion and desire to serve those who have served has resulted in: over 300 blankets; more than 5,000 supplies collected to help meet needs of the VA Domiciliary; over 10,000 additional items collected resulting in 525 care packages sent to our soldiers in Afghanistan and numerous boxes of items donated to the VA Medical Center, the Domiciliary, and the Veterans House; 107 Christmas trees decorated and sent to troops in Afghanistan, 30 trees to the Veterans House and each resident at the VA Domiciliary received a tree; over 13,500 thank you coloring sheets have been given to veterans, soldiers and wounded warriors; and most recently during a three day collection drive, 1,481 items were collected and shipped to Walter Reed in Bethesda for Krystal to distribute while visiting with the wounded warriors during a trip to Washington, D.C.
Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson on Tuesday announced a finalized settlement in a federal securities fraud lawsuit against the Indiana State Teachers Association and the National Education Association.
A public service message from the Indy's Fire Department: "Do not drive over hose lines. By doing so you are putting firefighter's lives at even further risk by potentially cutting off their water supply to attack the fire."