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Firefighters send stuffed animals to Sandy Hook

Posted at: 12/28/2012 10:23 PM
Updated at: 12/28/2012 11:36 PM

Some stuffed animals from Rochester will soon bring smiles to the faces of kids in Connecticut.

A van full of toys left Brighton Fire Department on East Avenue Friday morning. The stuffed animals are for children affected by the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. It is all part of "Stuffed Hugs for Sandy Hook" toy drive. Fire stations across Monroe County began collecting the toys starting last Wednesday.

"It spread through the fire, EMS, and police organizations as a way for people to make a connection and be able to give back," says Brighton Fire Chief Stephen MacAdam. "You see from the events this week, it really is a family, not just in one town, but right across the country."

More than 1,300 stuffed animals were collected in Monroe County as a result of the drive.