December 4 - Stuff a Cruiser Results

FROM/DE: Upper Ottawa Valley OPP                                                                    DATE: Decmeber 4, 2017                                                             

(PEMBROKE, ON) – On Saturday December 2, 2017 the Upper Ottawa Valley Ontario
Provincial Police (OPP) Auxiliary Unit held their 10th annual “Stuff a Cruiser” event to collect funds, food and toys for those in need.  Auxiliary officers with police cruisers were stationed at Giant Tiger, Walmart, Moncion’s Metro, No Frills, and the Independent Grocers in Petawawa.  With the community’s support and generosity the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP Auxiliary Unit were able to raise over $3,500 in cash and approximately $10,000 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”!
Attached is a photo of Auxiliary OPP members donating food to the St. Joseph’s Food Bank in Pembroke. 
Back Row left to right: Aux. Cst Chris Graham, Aux. Cst. Mike Gardiner, Aux. Sgt. Antaire Lubitz, Aux. Staff Sgt. Steve Posthumus, and Aux. Cst. Chelsey Schoenfeldt.
Front Row left to right:  Aux. Cst. Melissa Ward and Aux. Cst. Kelsey Michaud
Contact:  Cst. Shawn Peever
                Upper Ottawa Valley OPP Detachment
                Tel# (613) 732-3332
                Cell # (613) 633-3294