Meet Linda Brosmer. She is working at the Jasper St. Vincent de Paul store. She had several big boxes filled with stuffed animals which needed new homes.
Instead of simply throwing them away, she decided to help others. So, she called her nephew, who is a Sergeant with the local police. So, Sgt. Philip Hensley told her he and his colleagues do give stuffed animals to children in need.
Teddy bears to the rescue
So, Linda said she has a whole bunch of stuffies ready to help. “I picked them up this morning,” Hensley said to the Dubois County Free Press. “The significant part to this is that it is the single largest donation of stuffed animals we have ever received. They completely filled my trunk and the back seat of my car.”
Hensley will give the stuffed animals to his colleagues. Everyone will keep a couple of toys in their cars, ready to give them to children. Recruits who are about to graduate will also receive from the stuffies.
THANK YOU St. Vincent de Paul Store in Jasper for your donation of stuffed animals for troopers to give to children at critical scenes! pic.twitter.com/N7A183Y2K0
— Sgt. Philip Hensley (@ISPJasper) October 6, 2016
“At crime scenes or crashes involving children, these toys provide a tremendous amount of comfort in what, to them, can be a very scary situation,” Hensley said. “I’ve personally done it and seen the effects. It is very satisfying to see a child relaxed and calm simply because you saved the day with a teddy bear.”
So, yes. Teddy bears to the rescue!