RIDGELAND, SC (WTOC) - Tuesday afternoon, Ridgeland Police Chief Richard Woods handed over the keys to a 20 passenger van to the Boys and Girls Club of Jasper County. Police were able to donate the $23,000 vehicle thanks to their hard work in seizing millions of dollars worth of assets from drug trafficking activity along their stretch of Interstate 95. Police say its a win-win situation.
"It's the one cause in Jasper County, where it could help everybody, it would impact everybody's lives," said Chief Woods. "These kids are the next generation and if we can get them headed into the right direction we've done something good."
"It means a lot to Jasper County because we're so rural and now our kids who can't swim can have swim lessons," said The Boys and Girls Club Board President, Heather Davis. "We can take our teens on college tours to get them motivated to bring home good grades and to go to college."
Since this is the club's first vehicle, they will now be able to go on many field trips they haven't been able to go on before.
In addition to the van, Chief Woods says his officers will volunteer at the club in an anti-drug program to help the children as well.