Thursday December 05, 2013
When a child experiences a traumatic event – domestic violence, natural disaster, or accident – emergency services workers across the continent are turning to a unique program to offer immediate comfort. Sponsored by the men and women of the Loyal Order of Moose, the Tommy Moose program marks its seventh year of helping children in need.
Recently, Moose Lodge 1618 provided Tommy Moose dolls to South Burlington firefighters and ambulance personnel to keep in their vehicles, ready to be given to children when they are involved in fires, accidents or other traumatic situations.
Tommy Moose, a 12-inch-tall plush doll has positively impacted thousands of children’s lives across the North American continent. Nationally, over 120,000 Tommy Moose dolls have been delivered to police, fire, hospital, and other emergency workers who use them in the course of their jobs, when interacting with children. The Moose Lodge shows their support of the community in many ways. They recently made a donation of 3,438 pounds of food to the Vermont Food Bank.