Teddy Bears for community outreach

Paramedic Jared Huenergardt of Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District accepts donated teddy bears from the Royal Neighbors of America. The bears are given to comfort injured children in traumatic situations. From left, in front, are Bill Richards, Edna Richards and Arda Earl. In the rear, from left, are Ruth LaCoste, Jared Huenergardt, Minnie Knutson and Carla Healy. Royal Neighbors of America is a fraternal organization that has existed for more than 100 years. The Sweet Home Chapter does the teddy bear project as a community outreach.