Mayor Lawrence Chernoff (left) was among the many people who dropped by the Cops for Kids fundraising barbecue outside M&M Meats in Castlegar on Saturday.

Mayor Lawrence Chernoff (left) was among the many people who dropped by the Cops for Kids fundraising barbecue outside M&M Meats in Castlegar on Saturday.

Cops step up for local kids

Mayor Lawrence Chernoff (left) was among the many people who dropped by the Cops for Kids fundraising barbecue outside M&M Meats in Castlegar on Saturday.

Mayor Lawrence Chernoff (left) was among the many people who dropped by the Cops for Kids fundraising barbecue outside M&M Meats in Castlegar on Saturday.

The Cops for Kids effort is focused upon helping southeast B.C. youth who may be in medical, physical or traumatic crisis.