The Tommy Moose® program aids in helping children overcome fears and anxiety during times of stress. Donated to Law Enforcement, Fire, and other Emergency workers, Tommy Moose plush dolls are presented to children in various traumatic situations. In addition to this service, the Tommy Moose character has grown to personify happiness, safety, and security through personal appearances, books, and children's goods.
On Sunday, July 6, 2019, the Vienna Moose Lodge donated a batch of Tommy Moose to the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department. In attendance for the donation was Carl Thomas (Administrator), Daniel Sullivan (Governor), Jeff Sargent (Fairfax County Fire Marshall) and John Morrison (Vienna Volunteer Fire Department). We invited Jeff and John to come to share breakfast during our lodge breakfast and made this valuable donation. We want to thank Jeff Sargent and John Morrison for coming. We really enjoyed talking to them about all the good Tommy makes in the community.
Tommy originated as a Moose community service project in Connecticut and soon spread throughout the U.S. and Canada. Since 2002, more than 150,000 Tommy Moose plush dolls have been donated to shelters, hospitals, and emergency workers, who in turn deliver them to children in need of some comfort when facing some of life’s biggest challenges. So, it is with pride that our lodge in cooperation with all its members donated two dozen Tommy Moose plush dolls to the Vienna Fire Department. It feels good to donate these Tommy Moose for such a good cause.
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