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.