Brandt Stands Tall in Support of Canada’s Veterans
The Brandt Group of Companies, through its corporate Thanks A Billion program, proudly demonstrated it’s support last night for Canada’s men and women in uniform and the Royal Canadian Legion Saskatchewan Command with a generous $50,000.00 donation.
The cheque presentation was made to rousing applause at centre ice prior to last night’s Regina Pats game at the Brandt Centre, with poppies handed out to all in attendance, compliments of Brandt.
Every year, Brandt designates specific community organizations and initiatives to support through Thanks A Billion. “This is our way of expressing our gratitude to our veterans and their families and recognizing the wonderful work done on their behalf by the Royal Canadian Legion”, says Shaun Semple, President of Brandt.
Corporate and private donations from citizens across Saskatchewan ensure that vital, ongoing programming remains available to veterans in our local communities. “This is very exciting for us”, says Comrade Dick Wells, Provincial President of The Royal Canadian Legion Saskatchewan Command. “A donation like this keeps supports in place for those who need it most and honours the personal sacrifices that they have made while wearing our country’s uniform”.
The Royal Canadian Legion Saskatchewan Command’s Poppy Fund is dedicated solely to the support of veterans and their families. The Poppy Fund supports such efforts as the “Leave the Streets Behind” program – dedicated to assisting homeless veterans, and the “Power in Me” program which assists veterans struggling with mental health issues. The Poppy Fund also supplies immediate assistance to any veteran in need.