On Tuesday, representatives of the Brazil Moose Lodge No. 780 made a cuddly donation to emergency personnel within the City of Brazil including the Brazil City Fire and Police departments and Clay County Search and Rescue.
"We are donating Tommy Moose to police, firefighters and other emergency personnel in the city with the recommendation that there is one in each vehicle," past governor of Brazil Moose Lodge No. 780 Don Wilson told The Brazil Times.
"Tommy Moose provides children with extra care and a sense of comfort in crisis situations."
Since 2003, more than 100,000 Tommy Moose dolls have been distributed across the country through the program, which is sponsored by Moose International.
"The dolls should be in emergency personnel vehicles so they are ready to be given to children when they or their families are involved in traumatic situations, such as fires and accidents," Wilson said.
Mayor Ann Bradshaw added the effect traumatic situations have on children are an important factor to consider.
"Children may not always know what to do in a crisis situation," Bradshaw said. "But with Tommy Moose there to hold, it will make things a little calmer for them."
Wilson said the Tommy Moose dolls have also been distributed to local hospitals.