On February 27th, our Program Coordinator, Patricia Sugden delivered 11 new REACH bags to the Wisconsin State Patrol Southeast Region. These bags were just in time for new troopers who will begin next month. Each new trooper will receive a REACH bag inside their State Patrol vehicle. With this delivery, the State Patrol will be able to comfort and distract an additional 220 children in crisis throughout the year. Thanks to Kathy Philbrick for the connection.
Also on February 27th, Executive Director Curt Fuszard delivered REACH Bags to Taylor County Sheriff, Medford Police Department and Medford Fire Department. Fuszard met with Medford Police Chief Bryan Carey and gave Chief Carey eight bags for his department. These REACH bags will help Medford Police Officers comfort and distract 160 children in crisis. Then Fuszard delivered eight REACH bags to Medford Fire Chief Michael Filas. Medford Fire also will be able to comfort and distract 160 children in crisis over the next year.
Next, Fuszard headed over to the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office where he delivered 18 REACH bags. Chief Deputy Larry D. Woebbeking and Christine O’ Toole, Data Records Manager were on hand for the delivery. With these REACH bags, Taylor County deputies will be able to comfort and distract 360 children in crisis over the next year.