Cst. Britteny George has been leading several community service initiatives. (Ridge Meadows RCMP/Special to The News)

Cst. Britteny George has been leading several community service initiatives. (Ridge Meadows RCMP/Special to The News)

Ridge Meadows RCMP officer recognized for community service

Cst. Britteny George presented with the District Commanders Appreciation award

Ridge Meadows RCMP officer who is known in the community for her community service and outreach, has been recognized for her efforts.

Cst. Britteny George received the District Commanders Appreciation Award on July 29, in recognition of her community service. This award is from the RCMP Lower Mainland District for the work that Britteny has done to support the community.

“To be honest I am completely humbled by this award. My goal for this year was to do three projects with specific goals. One to help my community, one to help my country, and one to help the world. Thus my Christmas cards to wonderful seniors in my community, dog beds to help lost and homeless animals across the country, and building libraries across the world where they are desperately needed,” said George.

In a social media post, the Ridge Meadows RCMP said, “Congrats to Constable Britteny George for receiving the District Commanders Appreciation Award today for your community service. Constable George wrote letters to seniors, collected 8500+ books for the African Book project and made pet beds with students for shelter animals. We are proud of you here and your contribution to the City of Maple Ridge and the community.”

George has been constantly participating in or leading the charge for a variety of community services.

Earlier this year in May, she gathered 8,500 books with the help of community partnerships and School District 42, for the African Library Project.

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Since its establishment in 2005, the project has shipped over three million books to 3,251 libraries in 13 countries such as Sierra Leone, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, South Africa, and Swaziland.

She also helped paint tires for a rescue society in Vancouver this spring. The tires were turned into dog beds. Before that, over the holiday season last year, she made more than 800 greeting cards for seniors.

“By having the courage to show that one person can make a difference in these different settings I hope that people will take opportunity to see the small impact one can make. We owe it to each other to make the world a better place, one small act of kindness at a time. I am so honoured that my colleagues, superiors, and community partners have supported me through these projects,” George added.

Assistant Commissioner Maureen Levy attended to present the award along with Supt. Wendy Mehat.

“We at the detachment are very proud of the compassion that Britteny has and shows for others. Her kindness has had an impact on youth and seniors in the cities of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows,” said Mehat.

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