Webb County Sheriffs Office Kicks Off A Teddy Bear Drive.
Sep 1, 2012 at 10:21 PM CST
Sep 1, 2012
To help kids in tough situations such as dealing with domestic abuse; The Webb County Sheriffs Office has kicked off a Teddy Bear Drive. Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuellar says, “I have a little girl also and I can tell you one thing, when you give them a Teddy Bear or stuffed animal it really comforts them and that's what we want. Sheriff Martin Cuellar says when he was with the department of public safety, troopers would sometimes give kids teddy bears in tough situations. That's why today he is kicking off this teddy bear drive. "it's going to help in any type of domestic situation or abuse situation. We want to be there; we want to help them out," said Sheriff Cuellar. People lined up at the build a bear in Mall Del Norte to make a bear for some less fortunate kids. We followed Webb County's Public Information Officer Kristina Guerra while she made her bear, named “Officer Webb.” "It's just a small bear that can bring a smile to a child's face in a time of need," said Kristina Guerra. Guerra showed us step by step how easy it is to make a build a bear, from stuffing the bear to accessorizing with the outfit to finally giving it a name for a very deserving child. Something the manger of build a bear was thrilled to be a part of. Manager of Build a Bear Diana Apac said, "we bring animals to life. We put in a little heart and with that said it's basically giving a kid a sense of safety, love and trust. That's what we want to give one of those bears to those kids." The reason why she wanted to partner up with the sheriff's office is easy she says. The drive kicked off today and will continue through December first if you would like to donate.