Monday December 13, 2010
Mounties Get Their Can
Stuff the Cruiser food drive "phenomenal" success
Chilliwack Cst. Johnson and Cst. Chaloner were at PriceSmart downtown collecting food and cash donations for the Salvation Army on Sunday.
he Mounties put out the call and despite the monsoons, Chilliwack responded — in droves. This year residents stuffed cruisers located at strategic points throughout the city with cash and non-perishable food donations for the Salvation Army.
The Voice stopped by to see how the boys in blue were doing at the PriceSmart store at 46020 Yale Rd. in Salish Plaza, and with less than an hour left in the food drive, people were still lining up to give.
Cst. Johnson, who was on-duty Sunday, said that it was a "phenomenal day" for them and the amount collected looked to be about the same as the 7 pallets that the RCMP collected in 2009.
Last year's organizer, Cst. Jason Charney told the Voice that they received a single cash donation of $4000 at the downtown location.
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