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Pinewood student creates initiative to serve truck drivers during COVID-19

March 27, 2020
By Pinewood News
Pinewood student Kiersten Cruse created an effort to serve truck drivers during the COVID-19 crisis.

Grade 6 student Kiersten Cruse spent Spring Break serving others in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Recognizing a need to support local truck drivers who are tirelessly delivering vital goods, she approached her parents with the idea to create "blessing bags" containing snacks and water bottles for the drivers. Using donations from family and friends and even her own allowance, she and her mother have assembled and delivered bags (using safe distancing practices!) over the past few days.

When asked about the "why" behind her project, Kiersten replied, "It’s important to me because some drivers don’t get to go home to their families or stop to eat food."