Another record-setting year for Coquitlam RCMP’s Cram the Cruiser fundraiser

Coquitlam

2019-12-12 15:00 PST

Safety Bear and a Coquitlam RCMP volunteer take a break from the rain inside a Superstore during the 2019 Cram the Cruiser.   

View larger image: Safety Bear and a Coquitlam RCMP volunteer take a break from the rain inside a Superstore during the 2019 Cram the Cruiser

Neither rain, nor cold, nor more rain could stop the donations coming in for the 2019 Cram the Cruiser event.

In spite of the inclement weather on December 7, 2019, the annual Coquitlam RCMP fundraiser gathered a record-setting $2,054.30 in cash donations. That beats the old cash record of $1,921.00 that was set last year. A further 814 lbs (369 kg) of food was donated, eclipsing 2018’s haul of 806 lbs (365 kg).

Our volunteers and Auxiliary police officers always do a great job, and they’re a big reason that we did so well in spite of the weather, says Corporal Michael McLaughlin with Coquitlam RCMP. Our community really connects for this sort of fundraiser. It’s very humbling when people are making cash donations of $20 or even $100. And they make those donations with a smile.

This is the seventh year that Cram the Cruiser has raised money and food at the Real Canadian Superstore at 3000 Lougheed Hwy, Coquitlam. All proceeds go to SHARE Community and Family Services Society, a local charity that works to support and strengthen individuals and families in the Tri-Cities, Anmore and Belcarra.

If you missed last Saturday’s event, Coquitlam RCMP would like to remind you that SHARE accepts donations of non-perishable food or money (cash goes about three times further for a charity) through its website at sharesociety.ca, and they appreciate donations year-round.
 

Released by

Cpl. Michael McLaughlin

Media Relations Officer
Coquitlam RCMP
coquitlam.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
2986 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7Y5
Office: 604-945-1580

Email: coquitlam_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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