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Pflugerville Fire Department organize stuffed animal drive for Connecticut victims and survivors

Pflugerville Fire Department organize stuffed animal drive for Connecticut victims and survivors

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Courtesy of KVUE.com

KVUE -- To help people in Texas be a part of the healing process, and to show Connecticut strangers are thinking of them, a Central Texas man is taking donations of stuffed animals.

Kenneth Lockerman will be staying overnight Saturday and Sunday at a tent he set up on Pecan Street across from the Pflugerville Fire Department.  He says he wants to send families a tangible item, something "warm and fuzzy."

He said, "It's a small way for them to see that no matter how dark your day is, how horrible life is, somebody out there really thinks about you."

Lockerman described himself as "just a guy stirring things up trying to bring people together."

Members of the Pflugerville Fire Department made the first donation, and soon after people started lining up to leave their condolences.

Lockerman set up markers and notecards so people can leave a personalized message on each stuffed toy.

Lockerman says "it's a way for the people to be part of the healing process."

He says his goal is to deliver these stuffed animals to Connecticut next week.PFLUGERVILLE, TX -- To help people in Texas be a part of the healing process, and to show Connecticut strangers are thinking of them, a Central Texas man is taking donations of stuffed animals.

Kenneth Lockerman will be staying overnight Saturday and Sunday at a tent he set up on Pecan Street across from the Pflugerville Fire Department.  He says he wants to send families a tangible item, something "warm and fuzzy."

He said, "It's a small way for them to see that no matter how dark your day is, how horrible life is, somebody out there really thinks about you."

Lockerman described himself as "just a guy stirring things up trying to bring people together."

Members of the Pflugerville Fire Department made the first donation, and soon after people started lining up to leave their condolences.

Lockerman set up markers and notecards so people can leave a personalized message on each stuffed toy.

Lockerman says "it's a way for the people to be part of the healing process."

He says his goal is to deliver these stuffed animals to Connecticut next week.

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