To the editor;
We are fast approaching November 11th and we will be out in the community for our annual Poppy Campaign.
This is our major funding campaign to support all veterans and ex-service members. Many of the benefits that are available today are due to the persistence of dedicated Legion members, e.g., the Veterans Transition Program, seniors programs, spousal benefits, and medical assistance.
When you purchase a poppy it symbolizes the supreme sacrifice that men and women have given in the theatre of war, and your contribution assists those who are in need of our support.
On a yearly basis, The Royal Canadian Legion Cloverdale Branch 6 donates to the community. The money is raised through the Gaming Fund, meat draws, and the Poppy Fund, all of which have specific criteria for their distribution. The Ladies Auxiliary of Branch 6 Cloverdale has also contributed $12,627.
Recipients of Poppy Fund donations for 2012 were the following:
Veteran’s Assistance $4,619.64Posters & Essays $924.68BC/Yukon Comm/Gift Funds $1,250.00746 Air Cadet Squadron $1,000.002812 RC Army Cadet Corps $1,000.00307 RCSCC Mariner Cadets $1,400.002277 RC Army Cadet Corp $1,000.00Navy League of Canada $1,000.00Amos Ferguson $3,000.00Senior Citizen Housing $3,000.00George Derby Centre $3,000.00Peace Arch Hospital Foundation $3,000.00Tapestry Foundation for Health Care $3,000.00Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation $3,000.00Bethshan Gardens $3,000.00Dominion Command/RCEL $3,000.00Post Secondary Bursary $2,500.00
Charitable donations from Poppy Fund: $38,694.32
Total charitable donations were:
Poppy Fund Donation total: $38,694.32
Gaming Fund Donation total: $14,765.00
Ladies Auxiliary Donation total: $12,627.00
Total donations from all sources: $66,086.32
Royal Canadian Legion, Cloverdale Branch 6 and Ladies’ Auxiliary