Funds raised with the "charity checkstop" go directly back to Stettler's Heartland Victim Services and their work to support victims of crime and tragedy. (Photo submitted)

Stettler emergency services hold charity checkstop in support of victim services

Stettler’s Heartland Victim Services received a much needed boost thanks to the generosity of the community’s residents.

Volunteers with Heartland Victim Services, the Stettler RCMP detachment, Stettler Regional Fire Department and Stettler and District Ambulance Association held a “charity check stop” on in the east-bound lane of Highway 12 by the Walmart on Dec. 10.

According to victim services program manager Sheila Gongaware in a Dec. 14 interview, the check stop had raised just short of $6,900 with funds still coming in.

The funds raised stay in the community with Heartland Victim Services and are used in supporting victims of crime and tragedy.

Gongaware says that the funds can be used for anything from helping transport a victim of domestic abuse to a safe place, paying for pre-court meal, or even helping support the volunteers who work with the victims of tragedy on a daily basis.

The charity check stop ran from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

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