Communities and organizations keep stepping up
by Sandy Lindsay

July 26, 2016

Crime Stoppers

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Crime Stoppers is a civilian community organization devised to acquire information that assists law enforcement agencies in the resolution of crime.

Hanover Legion Branch 130 President John Kollen presents donation to Crime Stoppers' Chair Betty Bender (L) and member Audrey Keip

Owen Sound Legion steps up in support of Crime Stoppers
(L-R) Peter Reid of Crime Stoppers, Legion member Anne McCallum & Crime Stoppers' Chair, Betty Bender

What few people realize is that Crime Stoppers is a volunteer organization that depends on fundraising - it is NOT a 'police' organization, it is NOT a 'government' organization - it is a civilian volunteer organization where people from a community come together to help support police services and keep streets and communities safe.

Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce is fortunate to be in an area that, despite its immense geographic coverage, has communities and organizations that step up to the plate in wanting to keep their communities safe and, lately, more than ever they are coming together in support of Crime Stoppers to help keep their communities safe.

Under the new leadership of Chair, Betty Bender, Crime Stoppers is making communities aware that it is, in fact, a volunteer organization and depends on the help of those communities it helps to protect.

West Grey lends support to Crime Stoppers as Mayor Kevin Eccles (C) presents a donation of $500

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"We are very appreciative of the community support that we have been receiving," says Chair Betty Bender.  "People sometimes don't  realize that we are entirely volunteer driven.  That's why we are out at country fairs and community events, such as the Port Elgin Flea Market and other summer activities ... we are trying to raise funds in order to keep our communities safe."

If you have any information about these crimes you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- TIPS (8477) or send us a secure web-tip at www.crimestoppersgb.ca  or www.tipsubmit.com . You wonít be asked to identify yourself, you donít have to appear in court and you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000.

Remember Crime Doesnít Pay Ė But Crime Stoppers Does!

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