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Operation Bear Hug

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Operation Bear Hug provides new teddy bears to comfort children in a crisis situation. 

Operation Bear Hug provides about 1000 stuffed bears annually to comfort children in crisis situations.

Bears are distributed through the Omaha Police Department, Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, UNMC Pediatric Clinic, Heartland Family Services, Project Harmony, Bellevue Medical Center, Ted E. Bear Hollow, CHI Bergan Mercy Hospital, EMS Omaha Fire Fighters, Methodist Women’s Hospital, Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office and the Papillion Police Department.

With a bear my arms I feel safer.

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