People purchasing Girl Scout cookies from one local Brownie troop had the chance to help two causes at the same time.
Customers trying to watch their waistline were asked whether they'd like to purchase a box to be donated to the Fisher House at Fort Gordon, said Jennifer Anderson, a co-leader for Troop 334.
"Most didn't know what Fisher House was," said Ms. Anderson, who explained that Fisher House has a mission similar to the Ronald McDonald House, except that it's for military families.
On March 20, most of the troop's 11 members and its leaders took 105 boxes of those sold cookies to the Fisher House.
Francisco Cruz Jr., the Fisher House manager, said he was surprised when he learned the troop wanted to turn over the cookies.
"When she (Ms. Anderson) called, I was impressed and shocked," he said.
The Scouts provided an assortment of cookies, including Thin Mints and Samoas.
"They are going to love them," said Mr. Cruz, who promised to share them with not only the people staying at Fisher House but also soldiers who are part of the medical hold units and those who are in the Active Duty Rehabilitation Unit at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Ms. Anderson and her co-leader, Shronda Peake, are military wives. Ms. Anderson said they gave the troop the choice to help one of three charities. After learning about what each charity did, the Brownies decided on Fisher House, she said.
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