CORNWALL, Ontario – Inspector Mike Mulhearn of the SD&G OPP detachment was at the Children’s Treatment Centre breakfast on Wednesday, May 8 to hear the incredible story of Oshawa Mayor Dan Carter.
In his 20s, Carter was illiterate, addicted to drugs and homeless. Having experienced and survived personal loss and abuse in his youth, Carter was able to turn his life around through help from those around him like his sister Maureen.
Carter was invited to Cornwall to share his story with supporters of the Treatment Centre and explain the importance the organization represents to those going through difficult times.
“I’m very blessed,” said Carter. “To have the opportunity to help people every day. I’m committed to leading and drawing out the best in all of us, and to be the light that brings hope, optimism and pride to our great community.”
Inspector Mulhearn has issued a challenge aimed at helping the Children’s Treatment Centre to continue doing their important work.
“The Children’s Treatment Centre serves those who need assistance today so they can have a bright and prosper tomorrow” Inspector Mulhearn.
Mulhearn is challenging the community to raise as much money as possible by tomorrow, May 10.
Until May 10, donations can be made to the Treatment Centre at any of the SD&G detachment offices.
The SD&G OPP detachment has offices in Long Sault, Morrisburg, Winchester, Lancaster and Alexandria.
Anyone unable to attend a detachment office by May 10 is encouraged to make arrangements through PC Tylor Copeland at 613-360-0166.
The Children’s Treatment Centre provides support to children experiencing abuse and their families. They are entirely community funded and receive no support from the provincial and federal governments.