Build-a-Bear Workshop donates 7,000 bears to Red Cross

ST. LOUIS-  To help comfort children following a tornado, fire or other disasters, the American Red Cross will soon hand out 7,000 furry friends donated by Build-A-Bear Workshop.

Build-A-Bear stores across the country are hosting Stuffed With Hugs event where customers can make a furry friend free of charge to be donated to the Red Cross for a child in need.

St. Louis locations will hold the event this Saturday, June 2.