Crime Stoppers received a helpful tip to fight crime in the form of cash after an anonymous donor gave $30,000 to the organization.
The donation became the largest donation from a private citizen in the Crime Stoppers 25-year history according to organization president Doug Fraser.
“We can’t thank this donor and all our donors enough. As a charitable, not-for-profit association, we rely heavily on the generosity of our citizens,” Fraser said.
The donor, who wished to remain anonymous said they were “horribly upset” with the crime occurring in their community.
“These senseless violent acts are a strain upon this great city and I was compelled to do what I could,” the donor said, adding their family has lived in Calgary for more than 90 years.
“I would encourage all Calgarians to do what they can to help make our community a safer place for all of us to live.”
The donor said three specific crimes spurred the generosity. The severe beating of a sleeping man last month, the 2007 home invasion and beating of a 91-year-old woman, and the 1997 homicide of a 64-year-old woman in her SW home.
Citizens with tips about unsolved crimes are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).
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