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Houston Police Make a Second Service Call For Teddy Bears

April 1, 2005 -- KSBJ FM 89.3 Radio hosted a stuffed teddy bear drive for which there was an overwhelming response from the public. We were able to collect more than 4,700 bears to give to each Houston police station and organizations for the children we come into contact with each day.

On Thursday, March 31, 2005, Jacqueline Pontello graciously accepted 200 bears on behalf of the Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse (AVDA). The agency works to end violence in families by advocating for the safety and self-determination of battered women, promoting accountability for men who batter, and fostering a coordinated community response to domestic violence.

A photo is available of Lieutenant Robert Manzo and Sergeant Michelle Sandoval, assigned to the Houston Police Department Public Affairs Division, delivering the teddy bears to Jacqueline Pontello and staff. Click here for photo.


For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.