Girl Scouts spread warmth with help of Meals on Wheels - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Girl Scouts spread warmth with help of Meals on Wheels


We are seeing 90 degrees in October. However, in the next 24 hours temperatures will drop 30 degrees making the nights feel a lot cooler.

It's a reminder winter is right around the corner. That's why community organizations are preparing to keep those in need warm.

Girl Scouts Troops all over Lubbock are making blankets, scarves and hat for the elderly. They are partnering with Meals on Wheels to help their cash-strapped seniors.

"Some of those people are really cold and they might not be able to survive, and we can give blankets to keep them warm and make them smile," said Troop 6869 member Rachel Giovannetti.

Audi Probasco is one of the 500 people here in Lubbock getting a blanket. She says anything to keep warm is a big help.

"I have it pretty cool to be able to breathe good. So therefore I get cold and I have to wear a throw or a wrap," said Probasco.

Probasco is even wearing a blanket now on one of the hottest days this month. So when the temperature reads below freezing it gets much worse. She's one of the lucky ones to have a heater in her home, because most others don't.

"It will be wonderful. I will be so thankful. I just can't wait to see them come to the door," said Probasco.

The Girl Scouts are just happy to take care of those in need.

"Although we are just little kids I know that we can make a big difference. I know that they can smile and know some little girls made them blankets to stay warm," said Giovannetti.

The blankets will be delivered on December 8th. In the meantime, volunteers with Meals on Wheels say they'll make sure the seniors stay warm.

It's also good to note the Salvation Army is tracking the storm. If temperatures dip below 30 degrees by 6 p.m. they'll hand out hot meals, hot drinks and blankets to the homeless.

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