To comfort children involved in accidents and abusive situations, Blessed Hands, a group from First Baptist Church of Boaz, made more than 60 blankets and bears for local police departments to distribute.

Wanda Pearce, Sue Wheeler, Sheila Sanders, Lora Lancaster and Michelle Garrison delivered the items to the Albertville Police Department and Boaz Police Department.

Boaz Assistant Police Chief Walter Colbert said officers would keep some in their vehicles and hand them out to children needing a helping hand of comfort.

“I appreciate them doing this,” Colbert said. “The blankets and stuffed animals will be placed in our patrol cars to use when needed. Unfortunately, we encounter children almost daily who just need something to hold on to because of some of the situations they are in, and they feel all alone. We are very grateful for these bears and blankets to help these children.

“We, at the Boaz Police Department, are committed to helping children in these type situations,” Colbert continued. “Thanks again to these ladies for this donation.”

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