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United Valley Red Cross
It means so much to us to have teddy bears on hand for children when disasters strike. We had a fire in Mexico, ME last night and I went to visit with the clients at their hotel today and was able to give a bear to their 2 year old son. He was so happy and hugged and kissed it numerous times. Thanks again, so much.
This is the little fella that was so delighted to receive his teddy just after losing his home to fire.
Being at church while a gunman walks in and shoots your minister during the service, is difficult for adults to deal with, but for children it is shattering. 204 little angel teddy bears are on the way to comfort these youngsters when they return to church on Sunday, March 15th.
Rev. Fred Winters sermon about "Being Happy in Difficult Times" is prophetic...but hard to apply. If we can help, we must. Our prayers are with all the parishioners and family. The shooting occured at the First Baptist Church in Maryville, Ill., a St. Louis suburb.
We would like to thank First and Main, Inc. for their speedy response and thoughtful assistance.
Across Kentucky, the state hardest hit by the deadly ice storm that has hobbled parts of several states for most of this week and last, people without power spent another day Saturday crammed into the homes of relatives, neighbors or shelters. Others awaited sporadic visits from rescuers, and some still hadn't been reached at all. The American Red Cross of Western, Kentucky asked for 50 teddies to carry with them and provide for children who are now living in shelters. Many schools, and businesses have been without electricity for a long time and people are using space heaters that have started house fires. "It's a bad situation and may be quite a while before it gets better", says Hiedi Cox of the Red Cross Disaster Team.
Get a discounted ticket for Kids Day Feb. 16th ...It's a school holiday...soooo, you all come!
"SLEEPWALK WITH ME" with comedian Mike Birbiglia!
Go see the show and bring a teddy bear for Hugs...
Ticket price will be 20% off. Ticketron knows all about it!