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Sisters give back after fighting

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) - Two Sioux City sisters put their differences aside to help kids. The Waldner sisters got in a hitting match with each other earlier this month.

Officers that responded gave the girls a challenge to work together on a project instead of fighting. That project: 200 rubber band bracelets.

The sisters met that challenge in just a few weeks and donated the "Bracelets of Hope" to the Mercy Child Advocacy Center.

"When kids are having a bad day, the bracelets will make them feel better," said Emma Waldner, younger sister.

"It was kind of hard making them with each other, cause we'd either fight, and sometimes we'd get along. And it was fun sometimes," said Isabel Waldner, older sister.

"Instead of fighting each other, they got together and, even though making the bands they probably had disagreements or arguments, but they learned to work through that and so, some really good lessons for them throughout," said Sgt. Ryan Bertrand, Sioux City Police.

Sergeant Ryan Bertrand says the 200 is just a start and would like to see more people get involved with making bracelets for the Center.
"We just really appreciate the girls taking the time and be willing to do this for us and to think about us and think about the kids that we see here, that's awesome for young kids to be thinking of others so we really appreciated it," said Sherrie Schweder, Mercy Child Advocacy Center.

If you would like to donate bracelets to the Child Advocacy Center, email Sgt. Bertrand at
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