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The power of a book
Sheriff Reg Gill accepts 24 REACH Bags from Curtis Fuszard of REACH-A-Child. The bags will be placed in all of the sheriffs departments vehicles. (Republican Journal photo: Kayla Barnes)
DARLINGTON - When children are involved in a traumatic experience, be it a car accident or a fire, it can affect them mentally, if not physically. REACH-A-Child, an organization from Dane County, is trying to combat some of the mental stress on children by offering First Responders and Fire and Police Departments REACH Bags. Curtis Fuszard, the Executive Director of REACH-A-Child, dropped off 24 REACH Bags to the Lafayette County Sheriff's Department full of children's books for ages 2-13 for the officers to use to help comfort children or to use as a positive interaction between law enforcement.