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Cuddly character donated to city

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

On hand for the donation of a boxful of Tommy Moose at Brazil City Hall Tuesday included (from left) Clay County Search and Rescue member Kelly Bussing, past governor of Brazil Moose Lodge No. 780 Don Wilson, Brazil City Police Department Captain Mark Loudermilk, BCPD Chief Larry Pierce, Brazil City Fire Chief Jim Smith, Southern Council of Higher Degree Moose Fraternity Secretary Debbie Cox, Brazil Mayor Ann Bradshaw and Moose Legion Vice President Delbert Cox. Jason Jacobs Photo. [Order this photo]
A stuffed animal can be a big help in tough situations.

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.

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-- Posted by spotdean on Thu, Dec 9, 2010, at 1:10 AM

That is excellant....Thank you Brazil Moose Lodge No. 780.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

-- Posted by appaloosa queen on Thu, Dec 9, 2010, at 11:27 AM

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