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Comfort-Tote Program to Help Ease Trauma for Children in Car Crashes

A program put together by students at a Virginia school will go a long way in comforting small children who are involved in auto accidents.

Students at the Cornerstone Christian Academy in Appomattox have been working assembling what they call comfort-filled totes to hand out to law enforcement. The students, who are part of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America club, filled beige, canvas-bag totes with crackers, juice pouches, fruit snacks, granola bars and games.

They plan on assembling enough of these totes to go into every Virginia State Police Third Division. These troopers are in charge of overseeing fifteen counties in the state. The students also plan on giving filled comfort-totes to the Appomattox County Sheriff’s Office, as well as first responders who cover the county. In total, the students will be handing out almost 200 comfort-totes.

The bags will be used by law enforcement and first responders to help ease the stress and fright of small children who have been involved in a traffic accident. The items in the bag will help keep children busy, allowing adults to handle what needs to be done in these situations, and hopefully ease some of the trauma young children experience in an accident.

The club has filled approximately half of the bags they have. There are still more games needed to fill the remaining totes. The group also plans on collecting extra supplies in order to keep restocking the bags. Those who wish to donate to the program can contact the school directly.

If your child has been injured in an auto accident, contact an experienced Virginia personal injury attorney to find out what legal recourse you may have for your family’s pain and loss.


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