37.5 cruisers stuffed for a good cause
Officers of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) hosted the 4th annual district Stuff-A-Cruiser on December 14, 2013 with the assistance of our policing partners CN Police, Treaty Three Police and Rainy River District Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Emergency personnel and community volunteers braved the weather and collected non-perishable food items outside of Wal-mart, Canada Safeway, The Place, Cloverleaf Grocery and Beaver Mills Market from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
This year, we stuff a remarkable 37.5 cruisers (including ambulances!) in support of the Salvation Army, United Native Friendship Centre, Sunset Country Metis, Emo Food Bank, Rainy River West End Food Bank and the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau’s Annual Community Christmas Dinner. We believe we achieved our goal of collecting enough food to ensure that everyone in our community is able to enjoy the festive season.
“We are very pleased with the success of today’s event,” reports Constable Anne McCoy. “We surpassed all expectations and would like to thank all community partners, officers and volunteers, in particular, the United Native Friendship Centre for their help in coordinating this year’s event”.