Bringing comfort to children

By: Andrew Reid Email
By: Andrew Reid Email

Grand Junction, Colo. (KKCO) – Tommy Moose is a stuffed animal, but in a crisis situation he can be a valuable tool for first responders hoping to bring comfort to children.

On Tuesday members of the Grand Junction Moose Lodge donated boxes of the stuffed animals to Grand Junction first responders, including firefighters, deputies and officers.

"Whether it is a fire incident, EMS incident, or law enforcement incident it seems to really help the kids and kind of comfort them and put them at ease," says Sean Turley, with the Grand Junction Fire Department.

Moose officials say since 2002 more than 100,000 Tommy Moose stuffed animals have been donated to hospitals, shelters, and first responders who then hand them out to the kids all across the country.

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