Online Public School volunteers bring cookies to firefighters

Roseburg area students who are members of the online public charter school Oregon Connections Academy baked cookies Thursday morning and then delivered them to Roseburg Fire Department firefighters.

Several teachers and students worked together in the Westside Christian Church in Roseburg to bake more than four dozen sugar cookies.

Kris VanHouten believes this is not only a great curricular opportunity for students of the academy, but also a way to show appreciation for what firefighters do for the community.

“The firefighters are away from their families more than most would want to and they do that to protect us and keep us safe. I wanted them to know that we appreciate that,” VanHouten said.

VanHouten said she wants to show kids that firefighters are people who should be respected and not feared.

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