Huron OPP Stuff-A-Cruiser events successful

The Huron County Ontario Provincial Police Auxiliary Unit is celebrating a huge response to the annual “Stuff a Cruiser” events held throughout Huron County this past month.

The Zehr’s Goderich event held on December 1 brought in a total of $350 in cash donations along with over 1,000 pounds of food items. The Red Apple Toy drive in Wingham saw nearly $900 worth of toys donated and the Exeter Hansen’s Independent event on December 14th collected $160 in cash and over 1,000 pounds of donated food items.

All the collected cash, toys and foods items have been distributed to the Huron County Food Bank and the Salvation Army for distribution.

“We are absolutely thrilled with the results from this year’s food & toy drives. We asked for some help stuffing our cruisers with toys and food and that’s exactly what happened. It is very heartwarming to see the community come together and donate to this important cause. On behalf of our Huron OPP Auxiliary Unit, I would like to sincerely thank the businesses that hosted us and all those that donated to our successful campaign, your generous donations will help many struggling families,” said¬†¬†Huron OPP Auxiliary Acting Staff Sergeant Chris Patterson.

Huron OPP Auxiliary and helpers at the Red Apple Toy Drive in Wingham

Huron OPP Auxiliary and helpers at the Red Apple Toy Drive in Wingham

Cruiser crammed with donated bags of food at Exeter Hansen's Independent.

Cruiser crammed with donated bags of food at Exeter Hansen’s Independent.