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South Georgia kids give, instead of receive at Halloween

October 14, 2002

Albany- The first ever South West Georgia chapter of the Junior Red Cross is making Halloween gifts for the residents at Palmyra Nursing Home as their "Make a Difference Day Project."

The group participates in community service projects throughout the year, but they also get some important training along the way.

"These children will be trained in basic aid training also by the end of the year they'll be certified. They'll know about rescue breathing and basic first aid. They're quite excited about that and they'll have a certificate at the end," says Marketing and Public Relations Director Tammy Barber.

In a addition to community service the Junior Red Cross raises money for disaster victims. The children range in ages from a first to fifth grade.

Posted at 9:35 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com