The Innisfail RCMP Charity Checkstop took place this past weekend and due to the generosity of the community, a total of $8,882.18 in cash and cheques was raised.
Additionally, approximately 75 high quality toys, 10 bags of gently-used clothing items and over 800 lbs of food were donated by the citizens of Innisfail and the surrounding area.
The charitable organizations that these items will be donated to include the Innisfail Food Bank, the Christmas Bureau, and the Red Deer Women’s Outreach Society.
Innisfail RCMP would like to thank the following local businesses for providing donations: Nestle Purina, Innisfail CO-OP, 7-11, A&W, Dairy Queen, NAPA, Kal-Tire, Subway, Tim Horton’s, McDonalds, Innisfail Bowling Lanes; Complete Catering, and the Innisfail Legion.
We would also like to acknowledge the numerous volunteers who made this event possible.
These volunteers include representatives from the Innisfail Fire Department; Medavie Ambulance; Correctional Services Canada; the Town of Innisfail, The Town of Innisfail By-La, the Christmas Bureau, the Food Bank and the Red Deer Women’s Outreach, Innisfail local Youth Groups and the local 4-H club.
“We would also like to thank Richard Foeser for being our Santa Claus, Alearra Day Chief for being Safety Bear, and Jim Seward (SOS Entertainment) for providing the Christmas Music,” noted the release.
-Submitted by the Innisfail RCMP