By Mallory Peebles
Channel 2 News
4:22 PM AKST, January 12, 2013
Radio station Movin’ 105.7 is organizing Operation Teddy Bear and said Sunday they are still accepting stuffed animals.
Next week the stuffed animals will be turned over to local law enforcement agencies in Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley. The purpose is for officers to keep the stuffed animal in their vehicle and hand them out to children they come in contact with at crime and fire scenes.
The purpose is to help children through a difficult time and create a bond between law enforcement and youth.
“It's all about making the little ones smile in a traumatic scene that they're unfortunate to be involved with,” said Movin' 105.7 radio host Danny Ryan.
Ryan said they've seen a huge outpouring of support from people in the community, including the United States Marine Corp. Ryan said they plan to turn the stuffed animals over to local law enforcement sometime this week.
If you would like to make a donation in person visit the radio station between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 4700 Business Park Blvd, building E, suite 44A or contact the station's website.
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