The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) is providing much-needed funds to the Oliver Crime Watch program.
Electoral Area “C” Director Rick Knodel pledged $5,000 in community grants to help the volunteer organization purchase a new vehicle for their program.
“Oliver Crime Watch does important work and they do make a difference,” said Knodel. “We’re fortunate to have enough volunteers to support the excellent work of the RCMP in a meaningful way.
The timing of the grant was important because Oliver Crime Watch had just found a “good vehicle at a good price,” Knodel said.
The previously-owned vehicle will enable Oliver Crime Watch volunteers to patrol the region and report suspicious activities to the RCMP. The Town of Oliver is also donating $8,000 to support the vehicle purchase along with commitments from Vintners Cove Winery, Area 27 Motorsports Park and Oliver Speed Watch.
To learn more about the RDOS Community Grant-in-Aid program, visit the RDOS website.