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Hug A Bear Campaign 2007

March 9, 2007 -- On March 7, 2007 KSBJ-FM (89.3) and YMCA officials presented the Houston Police Department with approximately nine thousand teddy bears collected to aid traumatized children.

The community’s support was overwhelming last year. “Over 10,000 stuffed-animals were collected at our YMCAs and we were proud to have made an impact,” said YMCA CEO and President Clark Baker. “This will help members of our law enforcement as they rescue our youth from the unfortunate situations that occur everyday in our city.”

The teddy bears collected will be distributed to local police and fire departments so officers can carry them in their patrol units, fire engines and ambulances. Officers can rely on these items to comfort children who have suffered a traumatic experience or crisis situation. Some of these toys will also be given to Juvenile Sex Crimes Unit investigators so that they can bring comfort to their young victims. Additional bears from the Fort Bend area will be delivered in early April.

For additional information, please contact Officer Ken Nealy of the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200

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