Reno Fire collects 800 teddy bears for kids in crisis situations

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - UPDATE: The City of Reno has announced 800 teddy bears were collected as part of a drive between Reno Fire and Capital Insurance Group to give to children dealing with crisis situations.

The announcement was made and teddy bears shown at a news conference February 21.

ORIGINAL STORY: Capital Insurance Group has partnered with the Reno Fire Department for a special three-week Teddy Bear Drive through Friday, February 16, 2018.

Both organizations are collecting teddy bears and plush animals to utilize for children dealing with crisis situations. Throughout the year, the fire department and other emergency responders administer stuffed animals to children for the purpose of providing comfort and helping to ease their fears.

Donation bins will be available during regular business hours at select locations throughout the Reno community:

Capital Insurance Group
9400 Double R Blvd.
Reno, NV 89521

Reno City Hall - Floors 1, 2 and 4
1 E. 1st St.
Reno, NV 89501

The above locations are preferred, but you can also deliver teddy bears to any of the 14 Reno Fire stations.


Photos courtesy City of Reno
Photos courtesy City of Reno
Photos courtesy City of Reno
Photos courtesy City of Reno