AT&T donates thousands of Girl Scout Cookies to first responders statewide

(Left to Right) Girl Scout Hannah Casey, ATT WV President Andy Feeney, Girl Scouts of Black Diamond CEO Beth Casey, West Virginia EMS Coalition Executive Director Chris Hall, and Girl Scout Kensie Engelkemier gather for AT&T's $18,000 donation of Girl Scout cookies to the WV EMS Coalition.

CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) — About 3,600 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies are being donated to local emergency medical services personnel across the state thanks to a generous donation from AT&T to the West Virginia EMS Coalition, as part of the 46th annual National EMS Week celebration.

Representatives from the Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council, AT&T, and the West Virginia EMS Coalition gathered Friday morning to load up nearly $20,000 worth of cookies to be dispersed to first responders statewide.

“We are so thankful for our community partners who are supporting our Girl Scouts to not only help them reach their goals, but to also help first responders in our communities,” said Beth Casey, Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council.

The donation includes a variety of Girl Scout Cookies: Samoas, Tagalongs, Lemon-Ups, Thin Mints, Do-si-dos, Trefoils, Toffee-tastics, and Girl Scout S’mores.

“On behalf of AT&T’s nearly 1,100 employees who call West Virginia home, I’m proud to be here today to show our appreciation for the courage and commitment of EMS workers throughout the state during these challenging times,” said Andy Feeney, AT&T West Virginia President.
“We’re especially pleased to support the vital work of the Girl Scouts while honoring the men and women who do so much for the health, safety and wellbeing of our communities throughout the state.”

Over the past few months, Girl Scouts have been working to donate cookies to health professionals, make masks for those on the frontlines and send messages of comfort to those working to keep communities safe.

“West Virginia’s EMS personnel are always heroes to us,” said Chris Hall, Executive Director of the West Virginia EMS Coalition. “We are appreciative of the opportunity to partner with AT&T to share our gratitude during National EMS Week while also supporting the Girls Scouts efforts to build young women of courage, confidence, and character, who will become our next generation of heroes.”

For more information, visit BDGSC.org.

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