(Chelsea Update would like to thank Roger Simpson for the information and photo in this story.)
Volunteer’s with the HART (Helping Area Response Teams) program were invited to South Meadows Elementary School on Wednesday, April 10 to accept donations of snacks and beverages from the 3rd-5th graders of the Kindness Club.
The Kindness Club is an after-school activity that started this year at South. The club does a variety of community and school projects while focusing on the fundamentals of character development.
Co-leaders of the club are teachers Tiffany Rousch and Amy King. The club members collected snacks and beverages, which will be distributed by HART volunteers to first responders at the scene of incidents throughout the county. Coincidentally, just a couple of hours after the HART visit at South Meadows, the HART volunteers were called to a residential fire in the City of Chelsea and distributed some of the donated snacks and beverages from the Kindness Club to the firefighters.
HART was started in 2014 and is an all-volunteer program serving all of Washtenaw County first responders.