A 10-year-old Indian-American girl Sravya Annappareddy has been honoured by US President Donald Trump for spreading some love and goodwill in this time of the coronavirus pandemic.
Sravya donated cookies to nurses and firefighters and sent personalised greeting cards to healthcare workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic in the US—the worst affected country in the world.
President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on Friday paid tribute to several American heroes who are helping on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis, including Girl Scouts from Maryland who donated cookies to nurses and firefighters.
“The men and women we honor today remind us that the bonds that unite us in times of hardship can also raise us to new heights as we reopen and recover and rebuild,” The Washington Times quoted the president as saying.
Girl Scouts Laila Khan, Lauren Matney, and Sravya of Troop 744 in Elkridge, Maryland, all 10 years old, donated 100 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to local doctors, nurses, and firefighters.
They also wrote 200 personalised cards for health care workers, the report said.
“While we are honoured that our troop was invited to be here today, we know that we are just part of the millions of other children out there that are doing amazing things to support their communities, their friends, and their families,” said Khan, who represented the troop.
“It is a privilege to be here representing all of them,” she added.