Connecticut Moose Association Secretary Aaron Russell is also the Governor of Danbury, CT Lodge 1373 -- which is just 15 miles from Newtown and the Sandy Hook Elementary School, the site of the Dec. 14 slayings of 20 young children and 6 adults.
In the wake of this horrible event, Moose members across the continent have been asking "what can we do to help?"; and so Russell has agreed to serve as coordinator to receive, hopefully, several hundred Tommy Moose plush dolls to ultimately distribute to as many children of the Newton, CT community as possible.
On Wednesday evening, Dec. 19, Russell delivered nine cases, each containing a dozen Tommy dolls, to Reed Intermediate School in Newtown, where counseling sessions with children are being held. "I was met with a very warm reception from all of the workers there," Russell said. "They were very appreciative of the donation and were very impressed with the Tommy Moose program."
To learn more about the Tommy Moose Program visit http://www.tommymoose.org
To support these efforts, the Moose Family Fraternity, Patchogue Family Center 518, is accepting monetary donations. You can make your donation online through PayPal at our website at http://www.moosefamilyfraternity.org; the donation application is located on the right side of the website immediately under the rotating pictures.
In addition, you can send your donation to (make checks payable to LOOM Lodge 518):
Moose Family Fraternity
Family Center 518
P.O. Box 14
Patchogue, NY 11772
Please continue to keep these families in your thoughts and prayers. God Bless!
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