While the Alberta economy slumbers and the recent cold snap made it literally painful to be outdoors, it doesn’t seem like either factor prevented warm Wetaskiwin hearts from helping out the less fortunate Dec. 10.
That’s when the recent annual charity checkstop to benefit Wetaskiwin and District Victim Services and Secret Santa was held in the city.
After tabulation, the event raised about $8,000 on Dec. 10 and donations received prior to the event boosted the total to $11,000, which is almost the same as last year according to executive director Petra Pfeiffer.
“Food and toys were plenty and I dropped off some additional items that were brought to the RCMP detachment to FCSS in the days following the checkstop. The event went very well and residents of Wetaskiwin and surrounding area once again showed their generosity for our cause. It was so cold though.”