Crime Stoppers raising funds

A coupon booklet is aimed at raising funds for the Crime Stoppers organization.

They’re real and they’re legit.

North Okanagan Shuswap Crime Stoppers Society has again teamed up with Four Elements Consulting to promote a coupon booklet aimed at raising funds for the Crime Stoppers’ organization.

“We hire this group to go door-to-door in the region to sell the coupon booklet,” said society coordinator Gord Molendyk.

“The funds raised by this campaign go a long way to keep our program running throughout the year.”

The door-to-door sales people will have identification and will be wearing a yellow jacket with a Crime Stoppers logo on one side and their company logo on the other side.

The marketers will be canvassing the entire North Okanagan Shuswap Crime Stoppers coverage region, from Vernon to Sicamous.

The coupon booklet includes almost $700 in savings for such organizations as the Vernon Vipers and Salmon Arm Silverbacks hockey clubs, Eagle River Golf Course in Sicamous, Greater Vernon Recreation Services and Ready-Set-Go River Rafting out of Clearwater.

Funds raised from the campaign, which is expected to last for a couple of months, allows the Crime Stoppers program to continue toward making the region a safer place to live, work and play.

“As we receive no funding support from any government agencies or police departments, we rely on campaigns like this to raise the funds to operate our program from year to year,” said Molendyk.

Each Crime Stoppers board is an independent operation and must continue to raise funds to meet expenses like paying out rewards for tips, day-to-day operations and ongoing awareness initatives.

Last year’s coupon booklet campaign raised nearly $9,000 for the North Okanagan Shuswap Crime Stoppers Society, which has just completed its 21st year of operation.


Just Posted

Vernon RCMP superintendent helps with arrest

Supt. Shawna Baher arrests man for theft; turns out to be suspect in assault and robbery

Vernon Vipers open BCHL training camp

Defending Interior Conference champs open pre-season slate Friday at home vs Grande Prairie (AJHL)

No costs as directed upsets Vernon councillor

Scott Anderson and council still waiting for as-directed costs on hiring private security firm

Midnight fist fight leads to arrest in Vernon

An Edmonton man was arrested following the fight; the other man has not yet been located

Two drowning incidents on Okanagan Lake serve as safety reminder

B.C. drowning fatalities down compared to August 2018

VIDEO: Could we BE any more excited? ‘Friends’ fans go crazy for merch

Movie theatres will show select episodes to mark the NBC series’ 25th anniversary

Bodies of two missing Surrey men found near Ashcroft

Ryan Provencher and Richard Scurr have been missing since July 17

Kamloops RCMP locate and arrest man who fled from police

The 22-year-old male was wanted in relation to a domestic violence investigation

Five hedgehogs quickly adopted after being left at BC SPCA

Lucky new owners picked up their pets from Maple Ridge branch on Aug. 20

Kelowna man arrested after allegedly setting blaze near Fire Department

The man was allegedly seen lighting bushes on fire near the Kelowna Fire Department

B.C. cricket players get interrupted by racist remark

Community has had protocols in place for years to respond to prejudice

Groovy B.C. wedding a throwback to Woodstock ‘69

Couple hosts themed wedding 50 years after legendary festival

Okanagan mothers to share grief, spread awareness for Overdose Day

Moms Stop the Harm is hosting an event for International Overdose Awareness Day in Kelowna

Most Read