Chattanooga Unum employees donated 40 teddy bears to the Chattanooga Fire Department Monday.

The donation was part of a leadership project for Unum employee Bettye Stein, who heard that firefighters give teddy bears to children on fire and wreck scenes.

Chattanooga firefighters regularly provide the teddy bears and other stuffed animals to children – and occasionally adults -- who are often shaken up when involved in fires or wrecks.

The stuffed toys help comfort and calm children in stressful situations, such as car accidents or house fires.
In the photo, (L to R) are Gezzetta Campbell, Bettye Stein and Trecia Smith, all with Unum, and Chattanooga Fiire Department Deputy Chief Chris Adams and Captain Anthony Williams with the Training Division.