BARRIE, ON, Dec. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - The Ontario Provincial Police
Association on behalf of its members has donated $5,000 to the Canadian
Red Cross for the Philippines Typhoon Haiyan Disaster Relief Fund. The
donation was a joint effort between the individual OPP Association
branches across the province and the Association.
"So many lives have been deeply affected by this horrific disaster. The
expediency of the recovery effort is dependent on the generosity of
people throughout the world. Every dollar helps and we are very pleased
to offer our assistance to the men, women and children of the
Philippines", says Jim Christie, President.
Peter McGuinness, Leadership Volunteer for the Simcoe Branch of the
Canadian Red Cross and Ontario Provincial Police retiree, said the
agency has currently received over $21 million for the Philippines
Typhoon Haiyan Disaster Relief Fund to date.
Although the recovery effort is well underway, more financial assistance
is still needed. Eligible donations received at the Canadian Red Cross
will be matched by the Government of Canada up to December 23, 2013. We
encourage everyone to offer whatever support they can provide.
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SOURCE: Ontario Provincial Police Association
For further information:
Jim Christie, President, OPP Association, (705) 728-6161