Truro Police officers now have some warm accessories they can hand out to cold people, thanks to the Truro branch of the Royal Canadian Legion.
“These were donated by legion members and guests,” said Truro branch president Grant O’Laney. “We put a tree up and people added them to the tree.
“Some people gave things they knit and crocheted, and others are things people bought.”
A box filled with mittens, gloves, scarves, socks and hats was presented to the Truro Police Service.
“This is great because we see a lot of need in this weather,” said Truro Deputy-Chief
Jim Flemming. “Sometimes people don’t dress warmly enough, or they might have started out with dry clothes and ended up soaked.
“We’ll put some in each patrol car and have some in the office.”
Truro Legion 1st Vice President Ross Moore said he hopes the idea of donating warm accessories spreads and more organizations do the same.
This is the third year the legion has run the program. In past years, items were donated to Third Place Transition House and Maggie’s Place.