Meet Alex, a local 9-year-old resident, is currently spreading the love with random acts of kindness. She is a repeat do-gooder. She set a goal of completing 600 bracelets last year in honor of her grandmother’s passing. She is back. This year’s goal is 6,000.
One West Pierce Fire and Rescue firefighter met Alex when she walked into the station a few weeks back with a giant card and a box of Original House of Donuts. She and her mother explained her bracelet goal and how she wanted to thank West Pierce for their service.
Alex came to the Board of Fire Commissioners meeting this week and presented the employees of West Pierce with 250 paracord bracelets. She was then formally recognized for her selfless service. She was given the first ever West Pierce “chief’s coin” for her initiative and compassion. As Chief Jim Sharp explained, “These coins are only given to people who show either compassion, initiative or leadership. Being the fire chief, I’m the only one who can hand these out, and I’m happy to say you’re the first to receive one.”
Alex read a speech she wrote explaining her journey and how she came to completing her goals then handed out bracelets.
Of course, no visit to the fire station is complete without a tour. She did make one special request; to see the exercise room. She said she loves to exercise and running is one of her favorites. She also explained that when she grows up she wants to be an “active boss,” which her leadership skills clearly showed tonight. She then ran to the engine, where she proudly showed off her chief’s coin, while asking the firefighters to pose with a peace sign.