Kewaunee first responders help kids in crisis
(KEWAUNNE COUNTY) WLUK -- First Responders in Kewaunee County have a new way of connecting with children in the area.
The sheriff's department received 20 "Reach Bags," courtesy of Reach-A-Child, a non-profit based in Madison.
Each bag contains children's books and a draw-string backpack.
First Responders use these when helping children found in crisis situations.
Often, the officers will let the child pick a book, and they'll read together.
Reach-A-Child hopes children will remember reading the books rather than a bad situation.
Curtis Fuszard, Executive Director of Reach-A-Child, says reading the books sheds a positive light on first responders.
"With regard to the books that we provide for the first responders in a positive environment all of a sudden they're having this library of books at their home pointing to it and saying that was courtesy of officer Tommy Foyez, or Sheriff Matt Joski of Kewaunee. "
Reach-A-Child now provides "Reach Bags" in every state patrol vehicle across Wisconsin.