The country has had an outpouring of goods and services that are greatly needed in Oklahoma right now, but one group of women in Iowa remembered the equally needed item that often goes forgotten in times of need and distress – the teddy bear.
For the many children who are victims of the Oklahoma tornadoes there is confusion and fear of what has recently happened and what is to happen next. Something familiar to cling to can make all the difference while setting their hearts and minds at ease.
Tyra Swenson and Alissa Dietz started “Operation Teddy Bear” in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and had a calling in their hearts to share their love with the children of Oklahoma. So far they have provided 300 stuffed animals; many with accompanying notes from the people who donated them!
A reminder that love can be shared in more ways than one. Never be afraid to give love in any way your heart calls out, even it reaches just one person - and it's furry and stuffed.
Watch the women create beautiful with their donation of teddy bears: