The Tommy Moose® program aids in helping children overcome fears and anxiety during times of stress. Donated to Law Enforcement, Fire, and other Emergency workers, Tommy Moose plush dolls are presented to children in various traumatic situations. In addition to this service, the Tommy Moose character has grown to personify happiness, safety, and security through personal appearances, books, and children's goods.
On Sunday, July 6, 2019, the Vienna Moose Lodge donated a batch of Tommy Moose to the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department. In attendance for the donation was Carl Thomas (Administrator), Daniel Sullivan (Governor), Jeff Sargent (Fairfax County Fire Marshall) and John Morrison (Vienna Volunteer Fire Department). We invited Jeff and John to come to share breakfast during our lodge breakfast and made this valuable donation. We want to thank Jeff Sargent and John Morrison for coming. We really enjoyed talking to them about all the good Tommy makes in the community.
Tommy originated as a Moose community service project in Connecticut and soon spread throughout the U.S. and Canada. Since 2002, more than 150,000 Tommy Moose plush dolls have been donated to shelters, hospitals, and emergency workers, who in turn deliver them to children in need of some comfort when facing some of life’s biggest challenges. So, it is with pride that our lodge in cooperation with all its members donated two dozen Tommy Moose plush dolls to the Vienna Fire Department. It feels good to donate these Tommy Moose for such a good cause.
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As many of you have seen around the lodge, our lodge has sponsored many little league teams over the years. This year is no different. We just got a thank you letter from our team the "Moose Stripes".
"Dear Vienna Moose Lodge,
On behalf of the 2018 AA Fall “Moose Stripes”, we thank you for being a generous sponsor of Vienna Little league and especially our team. We had a great season full of laughs, fun, friendship, and of course, Wins! We were honored to represent the Vienna Moose Lodge this season.
Neither the team nor the league could do what it does without the generous support of this caring community. Thank you again for all you do for us, our sport, and our community.
Most Sincerely "… Please see the signatures on the photo!
We want to thank the members of our lodge that continue to support us with the volunteering, donating, and patronage of this lodge. Without your continued support, we would not be able to do things like this within our community. Many thanks!