Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Two local businesses have teamed up to help a number of kids in Edmonson County. Patrick Merritt, CEO of A Plus Family Healthcare in Brownsville, said he was contacted by local Girl Scout Troop 1591 with a bit of a problem.
"The COVID-19 scare is affecting everyone," he said. "Because of closures and restrictions, the girl scouts were unable to set up outside of stores like they normally do to sell their cookies. This is a huge part of their organization and they were stuck with hundreds of boxes. They called us and asked if we would buy some."
That's when Merritt got the idea to find a partner and buy all of the remaining boxes they had.
"We called next door to Alford's Pharmacy and told them we wanted to partner with them to buy all the remaining cookies and donate them back to the kids in our county," he said.
Alford's Pharmacy agreed and the Girl Scouts' supply was erased in one sale.
Merritt said 120 of the boxes were donated to the Edmonson County Backpack Program and the remaining boxes are going to be distributed to other needs in the county.
"We thought this small gesture could make a positive impact on many different kids during these difficult times," he said. "People are concerned, some are worried. Sometimes a simple box of cookies can do us all a lot of good."