The opening of the 2014 Poppy Campaign to support Veterans begins this Friday, Oct. 31. The Royal Canadian Legion in Barriere is inviting everyone to stop by the Legion and pick up a very cool “Lest We Forget” bracelet, and encourages people to not forget to wear a poppy.
Although the annual Poppy Campaign only lasts for a couple of weeks each Fall, poppy funds assist veterans and their families all year long.
Here are a few examples of your poppy donations at work:
• Legion Veterans Transition Program (at UBC): a relief program for trauma-related stress from military service.
• Housing for homeless veterans, such as Cockrell House in Victoria.
• Legion Service Dogs for PTSD and Trauma Sufferers.
• BCIT Military skills conversion program allowing soldiers to transition out of the military while being able to use their experience for education and jobs placement.
Did you know the Legion is welcomong new members in all branches? You don’t have to be a Legion member to volunteer to distribute poppies in your community. Contact your local Legion or go to: firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can help.