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Emergency workers receive books, backpacks for kids
From left, Green County EMS Chief Dan Nufer, Monroe Police Chief Fred Kelley, Colony Brands CEO and President John Baumann and Monroe Fire Chief Dan Smits show off the REACH Bags at the Emergency Med Services building in downtown Monroe Monday. (Photo supplied)
MONROE - On Monday, 235 children's books were delivered to the leaders of Monroe's first responder units, along with 17 REACH Bags, durable backpacks maintained in first responder vehicles. Each REACH Bag contains 10 children's books and 10 drawstring backpacks to be provided to children the first responders encounter in crisis situations. The items help comfort the child and distract him or her from the immediate chaotic circumstances.