SURREY — More than 300 volunteers spent more than 28,000 hours in an effort to make Surrey a safer place last year.
The Surrey Crime Prevention Society celebrated these local heroes on Saturday at its Annual Symposium and Community Safety Awards.
“We are very extremely grateful for the on-going commitment of our dedicated volunteers who have selflessly committed their time and energy”, says Karen Reid Sidhu, Surrey Crime Prevention Society executive director.
She added the majority of the society’s volunteers are post-secondary students wanting to pursue a career in public service, including policing.
“It is encouraging to see so many youth who want to give back to their city and make a difference.”
Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner presented the Volunteer of the Year Award to Jagdeep Purewal, who contributed 1,465 hours towards the enhancement of community safety in Surrey in 2014.
Purewal participated in Surrey Crime Prevention Society’s Community Safety Program in the Newton area as a team leader and has supported many special projects. He is a recent graduate of Frank Hurt Secondary school.
For more information on volunteering with Surrey Crime Prevention Society, visit preventcrime.ca.