Teeager Supplies Anxiety And Autism Comfort Kits In Fairfax County

A teenager in Northern Virginia has supplied first responders in Fairfax County with anxiety and autism comfort kits. Allred lives in the Alexandria portion of Fairfax County. He is a Boy Scout member of Sea Scout Ship 818 in the Colonial District of the National Capital Area Council, BSA. These kits help Allred’s to complete his Eagle Scout Service Project.

Headphones in the kits help soothe people who are disturbed by noises

According to wtop.com, “Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief George Robbins, the department’s community risk-reduction program manager, said of Allred’s work: “I think it’s wonderful; I commend him. He had to write up a proposal for the project; he had to implement it; he had to develop his plan. He deserves to be an Eagle Scout from this project, and he’s going to do a lot of people a lot of good.”

As per wtop.com, “Just hours after a kit was placed on Medic 421, in Fair Oaks, it helped calm a young nonverbal child who was found alone on the streets near the fire station. The county fire department will keep kits stocked by replacing the one-use items that are given to patients. And it’s expanding the program by creating kits to distribute to volunteer units that run 18 ambulances in the county.”

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Maryam N. is a Senior Writer at Nesbitt Realty. She is an expert on Fairfax County. Maryam has also worked previously as a geologist. She is a foodie and enjoys cooking and exploring new restaurants.