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Making bad events more 'bear'able

Warrenton United Methodist Church members Linda Ryan and Dave Warren deliver 250 teddy bears to Fire Chief Tim Demers. (Peggy Yingst)
Thursday, November 29, 2018

Warrenton United Methodist Church has been raising funds to help young ones in times of extreme stress. They bought teddy bears for Warrenton Fire Department and delivered them Monday morning. The church has donated the bears for several years. The tiny bits of comfort are given to children who are present when tragedies occur, such as vehicle crashes and home fires. “You wouldn’t believe how many of these bears we give away a year,” Fire Chief Tim Demers said. “We are called out on 1,200 calls per year … the bears are the perfect size to give to kids during an emergency response.”

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