Innisfail RCMP raise more than $12k during charity checkstop

Food donations will be made to Innisfail food bank

Checkstops usually make our roads safer, but this one helped make Christmas a little brighter.

Innisfail RCMP conducted its annual charity checkstop last weekend and collected more than $12,000 in cash. In addition, six car loads of toys and gently used clothing items were collected for the Innisfail Christmas Bureau and more than 800 pounds of goods for the Innisfail Food Bank.

“In this season of giving and celebrating, we are proud to provide as much help as we can to those less fortunate,” the RCMP said after the 24th annual charity checkstop.

Donations will also be given to the Red Deer Women’s Outreach Society and the Youth Positive Assets Coalition.

The police say the event wouldn’t have been possible without the help of volunteers.



mamta.lulla@reddeeradvocate.com

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