Legion members give generously

Members of the Keremeos branch of the Royal Canadian Legion are setting the standard when it comes to giving this Christmas season.

  • Dec. 17, 2013 8:00 p.m.

 

Members of the Keremeos branch of the Royal Canadian Legion are setting  the standard when it comes to giving this Christmas season.

The legion donated $500 to the Christmas Hamper Fund, in addition to providing an additional $500 to the Hamper Fund through a meat draw the Hamper Fund committee worked.

Legion Secretary / Treasurer  Mike Favel said, “We wanted to sponsor a family in need on our own this year, and provide them with everything they would need for a Christmas dinner.”

Favel said word was put out to the membership, and the idea “took off like wildfire.”

“The members responded incredibly,” he said, pointing to a growing mountain of food items gathering at the legion.

The legion worked with Elem Tabernacle Pastor Jason Wiebbe to find a needy family. It now appears there may be sufficient donations to help more than one family this Christmas.

 

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