'Trouble' Arrives in Loudon
On Sept. 24, the New Hampshire Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities presented the Kennek Foundation with a $10,000 donation prior to the ISM Connect 300 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. On Oct. 26, the foundation returned to Loudon, this time to drop off 50 "Trouble the Dog" stuffed animals to the town's police and fire departments.
Lieutenant Kelly Clark (Loudon Fire) and Officer Garrett Beck (Loudon Police) were on hand to receive the 50 dogs, which will be divided equally between the two departments. "Trouble" was created to provide comfort to children in crisis and has helped hundreds of First Responders to comfort children in the event of an accident, fire or other emergency situation.
"These stuffed animals, made 100 percent in the USA, were made with the SCC's wonderfully generous donation," said Sheila Duncan, founder of the Kennek Foundation. "We are incredibly excited to provide the Loudon Police and Fire departments with these stuffed animals with the hopes of making situations just a little bit easier for children in crisis."
Loudon was the first New Hampshire town of many that will receive "Trouble", as well as other New England cities and towns.
The Kennek Foundation works much of its magic with the help of an angel in disguise, "Trouble the Dog." Trouble comforts children experiencing troubles in their lives - big or small. He has been applauded by CNN and MSNBC as a "socially conscious toy"; a "comfort toy" and as a "therapy dog" by the Boston Herald. The children's book, "Here's Trouble" teaches kids about hope and resilience while demonstrating the power of unconditional love.