A local military outfitter has reached out to Winnipeg’s Bear Clan Patrol, providing a thoughtful but important donation.

Urban Tactical posted on Facebook that they donated 100 pairs of Needlestick gloves to the group.

“We’re happy to be able to help keep the volunteer Bear Clan Patrol members a little safer,” Urban Tactical wrote.

The Bear Clan says they’ve recovered over 30,000 used needles off of Winnipeg streets this year, so far.

The donation comes after a Bear Clan volunteer was taken to hospital after being poked with a used needle, according to a recent Facebook post.

The Bear Clan says this is the fourth time a volunteer has been poked by a used syringe.

“It’s always scary, the risk of infection is remote but very real,” Bear Clan posted.

The group continued by saying donations like the gloves are fundamental to foot patrol group.

“It’s hard to articulate the feelings that this type of support brings. Somehow thank you seems terribly underwhelming.”

 

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    Pat

    12 11 2018

    I really admire what you guys are doing by taking action and not only that helping to limit the stigma with abuse. Off and on I have a struggled with it for a number of years. I would much like to get involved and offer some of my time . You can email me 204 819 5473. Thank you

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    Pat

    12 11 2018

    Maybe if the stigma wasn’t so much there ppl wouldn’t have to feel so ashamed to hide and maybe if we listened like people weren’t completely delusional there could be some small peace of mind. Places like Bannatyne are. Amazing. But we need them in more areas. People in all walks of life. I know ppl don’t want maybe recovery centres in their area and don’t want to see it… But at the same time they don’t… Want to see it. Constantly worrying about doing it and not getting caught is terrible. Thankfully if I had enough balls to do it in public I’d have enough balls to cap it and pocket it. The police need to also be more leaniant to paraphanelia. Anyways.. maybe if a kid sees it we can ask them a to not touch it and make a note of where it is or take a picture or tell the nearest adult. just thinking and such. After all they call it recovering not recovered. Peace and stay safe.

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