MONROE – Brooke Craparotta witnessed a disaster when she saw her neighbor’s home burn down early last month.
While such an event can be traumatizing to anyone, especially an 11-year-old, Brooke decided to make a difference and in the process earned her Girl Scout Bronze Award.
At the Sept. 4 Monroe township council meeting, Brooke received a proclamation from the governing body for earning her scouting award and raising thousands of dollars for the Vetrivel family, which lost their home in the August fire.
In the aftermath of the fire, Brooke organized a spaghetti dinner fundraiser that raised $5,850 for the family, noted the township proclamation.
“We are all proud of her and all the volunteers that helped the Vetrivel family,” said SD at the meeting before presenting her an Outstanding Citizen plaque.