In the interest of safety, the Red Deer City RCMP are postponing the Charity Check Stop due to extreme winter weather and poor road conditions.
The event has been tentatively rescheduled for Saturday December 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Taylor Drive just north of 32 Street.
Members of the Red Deer City RCMP with the assistance of volunteers from MADD Canada, the Christmas Bureau, the Red Deer Food Bank, the
City of Red Deer, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement; and many others will be collecting cash, toys, food and specific winter clothing items.
The request for hats, mitts and scarfs is new this year, and the RCMP will be distributing the items to charitable organizations that assist people who could put them to good use this winter.
Last year the Charity Checkstop raised over $22,000.00 in cash, as well as a truck load of food and two truck loads of toys. Donations went to the Red Deer Christmas Bureau, the Red Deer Food Bank, the Red Deer chapter of MADD Canada, Central Alberta Woman’s Outreach Society, and the Salvation Army.
The Red Deer City RCMP have been running the Charity Check Stop in Red Deer annually since 1994.
“It’s a great opportunity for us to do something meaningful for those in need during the holidays,” said Cpl. Kathe Deheer in a prepared release.