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  DRP Supports 'Friends with Tents'

Feb 03, 2010 14:50 ET

What started as a simple email request for used tents turned into an overwhelming campaign in support of Haiti. The “Friends with Tents” campaign originated from a Field Security Advisor with the UN when he sent an email to friends and colleagues asking if they could donate any new or used tents to the people of Haiti.

Constables Andrew Peden and Paul Couvillon and Detective Constable Jim Burrows helped organize the pickup and delivery of approximately 200 tents donated by DRPS members, OPG and local schools.

“The effort of everyone involved was overwhelming,” said Cst. Peden. “I know the people of Haiti will be blown away with the number of tents donated.”

Over 2,000 tents were collected and will be shipped to Haiti later this week. The tents will provide a temporary shelter for those who lost their homes during the earthquake.

The DRP would like to commend all of our members who helped support this initiative.

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