ST. CLOUD (AP) - An 8-year-old girl is sharing the power of home-baked cookies with emergency responders in Minnesota.

Reports say Sophina Lindquist distributes chocolate-chip cookies several times a month to police departments, fire stations and ambulance companies in and around St. Cloud.

The trips with her mother and older sister started after a police officer was shot in 20014. Sophina, who has Down syndrome, now visits almost 20 departments, changing uniforms to match the agencies she visits.

Sophina keeps a list of her first-responder friends and, with her mother's help, prays for them at bedtime. She also says a prayer when she hears a siren.

St. Cloud officer Rachel Johnson says, ``in such a chaotic world, to just have someone so kind, it's just very sweet and uplifting.''