Honoring a volunteer with safety

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AUSTIN, Minn. — The memory and work of a former American Red Cross volunteer is helping kids stay safe.

Jim Grunewald spent more than 30 years donating his time to the Red Cross.

To honor him, the group is holding its inaugural memorial safety camp in Austin.

Organizers say the event targets younger children to teach them about important safety procedures.

“Absorbing the information a little bit quicker I think,” Chris Grunewald said. “And they are more inquisitive about it too. Even just right now, we just got done with bike safety and things like that. You can do things that relate to them, maybe not on the largest scale, but, just little things to kind of get their minds working.”

Along with safety presentations from the Austin Police and Fire departments, the kids also made first aid kits and performed safety skits.

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