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Couple collecting teddy bears to comfort children

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

The Knights of Columbus Teddy Bear Drive is underway again in Region 8.

Larry Kimbrough and his wife began this drive about 8 years ago.

The two collected stuffed animals and then drop them off to local emergency responders.

Those responders then give them to children found on the scene of incidents they are called to.

“You give a young kid a toy or something like that and they will just immediately just lose sight of the catastrophe,” Kimbrough said.

He said they distributed around 7,000 stuffed animals to local police, ambulance services and Air Evac last year.

They will be collecting toys until Dec. 12.

If you would like to help, you can contact Kimbrough at 870-897-2964.

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