Freedom Middle School student and Junior Beta Club member Camden Browning, right, delivered stuffed animals to Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services Monday afternoon. Agency officials said stuffed animals like these are carried in fire trucks and ambulances to help comfort children going through an emergency.

The headquarters office of Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services received a special delivery Monday afternoon from a student at Freedom Middle School.

Camden Browning, a member of Freedom Middle School’s Junior Beta Club national honor society, undertook a project to collect stuffed animals for the agency before visiting the agency headquarters after school Monday to deliver all of the animals he had collected.

Among the requirements for membership in Junior Beta are credible achievement, commendable attitude and worthy character. Browning’s actions in collecting these animals for children who may need something to comfort them are a clear demonstration of his commitment to the requirements and principles of Junior Beta.

“I wanted to collect these stuffed animals for children whose house has burned down, or something bad has happened to them, and I just wanted them to have something that would comfort them,” Browning said in a press release from Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services.

Agency officials explained firefighters normally keep a stuffed animal in their fire trucks or ambulances to help ease the fears a child might be going through during an emergency.

Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services wanted to offer a sincere thanks to this exceptional young man for his support of local firefighters and his concern for children during a time of need.

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