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Trail's Locking Them Up to Help Local Kids

Const. Cheryl Heber, Mike Caira and Const. Nick Reimann pose for the press during Vernon's Jail and Bail last year.

On Friday when mounties make business calls, they’re not looking for hard criminals, they’re looking for local law abiding citizens who’ve been snitched on by their friends or coworkers.

Cops for Kids has partnered with Ferraro Foods to host their first Jail & Bail on Aug. 25. Off-duty RCMP members will be arresting local perpetrators before they face a judge a kangaroo court, and then they’ll be thrown in the slammer to raise bail in the form of donations for Cops for Kids.  Money raised from this event will help Cops for Kids fund much-needed medical equipment, specialized therapies, learning tools and mobility aids for children within South Eastern BC.

“It’s a great way to help local kids,” said Trail RCMP Const. Eva Harding. “We get to arrest people for fun, and they get to have some fun while helping us raise money to help children facing illness, disability or traumatic crisis. There are four riders from the Kootenays riding in the Cops for Kids Ride in September, and we are each responsible for raising a minimum of $2,000 in order to participate. This fundraiser will help us reach our fundraising goal, which ultimately helps Kootenay kids.”

“Cops for Kids assists families when there’s nowhere else to turn,” adds Harding. “The items they fund aren’t covered by extended health care benefits, government programs or event other larger charities. So it’s important that we have funding available for families in their time of crisis. With so many families from our area benefitting from Cops for Kids, this is a great way to give back to the charity that gives so much in our area.”

Cops for Kids fundraise throughout the year to support ongoing requests from families in medical, physical or traumatic crisis. If you, or someone you know might be deserving of a “summons” to be a part of the Jail & Bail, please email info@copsforkids.orgor call 1-877-500-4543  to arrange their arrest.