"Stuff A Cruiser" A Huge Success For Families In Need

You may have seen Upper Ottawa Valley OPP Auxiliary officers out and about on the weekend, encouraging you to help "stuff a cruiser" with donations to help families in need this Christmas. 

The result of those collections, at Giant Tiger, Walmart, Moncion's Metro, and No Frills in Pembroke, and Hyska's Your Independent Grocer in Petawawa, were outstanding.

Here's the message directly from the OPP:

"With the community's support and generosity the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP Auxiliary Unit were able to raise $4,500 in cash and approximately $3,000 in food and toy donations. All donations went directly to the local Pembroke branch of the Salvation Army, St. Joseph's Food Bank in Pembroke and the Petawawa Pantry food bank in Petawawa.

Upper Ottawa Valley OPP Detachment Commander Stephan Neufeld would like to thank the OPP Auxiliary members for their initiative and their efforts towards contributing to the well-being of those in need in our community. Inspector Neufeld would also like to thank the various businesses that assisted the Auxiliary Unit in this endeavor and the public for their overwhelming support and generosity.

Auxiliary OPP members would like to thank the businesses who allowed them to position Auxiliary officers and police cruisers outside their businesses to accept donations, as well as Discount Car and Truck Rentals for donating the use of a cube van to transport all the toys and food. Without this support the event could not take place. Thank you for helping us "Stuff a Cruiser"!