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2023 PROCLAMATION FROM PRESCOTT, AZ MAYOR PHIL GOODE AND COUNCILWOMAN CONNIE CANTELME
Comfort Bears in a Catastrophe Founder and Executive Director, Mimi Hymel, was honored with a proclamation for our work with Comfort Bears in the city of Prescott.
"I actually saw this work first hand. I went on a ride along with my son who is a firefighter, and there was a bad fire with 3 children in the apartment complex, and they were given those bears and immediately it stopped the trauma and the crying, so it's such a wonderful thing. I got to see it in real time."
- Councilwoman Connie Cantelme
2021 GIRLBOSSING INC.
COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD WINNER
Comfort Bears in a Catastrophe Founder, Mimi Hymel, was honored with a community service award for her work with Comfort Bears from Girlbossing Inc., a major women's empowerment organization that is now a Miss America sponsor. We were chosen from hundreds of projects and organizations in a competitive process.
Mimi was honored at a reception for hundreds of citizens in California to discuss our important work and dedication to serve our community.
2021 PROCLAMATION FROM MURRIETA, CA MAYOR, SCOTT VINTON
Comfort Bears in a Catastrophe Founder, Mimi Hymel, was honored with a community service proclamation from the Murrieta, CA city Mayor, Scott Vinton.
Mimi was honored by the city's mayor for the work Comfort Bears in a Catastrophe does, and went to pick up the recognition at their city hall.
2023 Recognition from Daisy Mountain Fire Department
Comfort Bears in a Catastrophe was recognized for their donation to the Daisy Mountain Fire Department in Anthem, Arizona.
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AZTV LIVE SEGMENT
August 14th, 2023
AZTV Channel 3 aired a live segment about our work and how our nonprofit is helping children impacted by the Hawaii fires.
WLBT LIVE SEGMENT
March 28th, 2023
WLBT 3TV aired a live segment about our work and how our nonprofit is helping children impacted by the Mississippi tornado.
THE COLLEGE SENIOR HEALING HEARTS ONE TEDDY BEAR AT A TIME
July 5th, 2021
The Digital Journal talks about Comfort Bears in a Catastrophe's mission and Executive Director and Founder, Mimi Hymel- College Senior and pageant competitor, Mimi Hymel, is a stellar nonprofit CEO of a creative cause benefiting several communities!
SOOTHING HEART WITH 'CUDDLES'
February 26th, 2021
How one local Californian teenager created Comfort Bears in a Catstrophe, changing hundreds of lives on the West Coast already.
Read the full article from the Red Cross here.
COLLEGE STUDENT WHO EXPERIENCED KATRINA SENDING TEDDY BEARS TO KIDS AFFECTED BY IDA
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