Three more Royal Canadian Legions in our region will be receiving much-needed funding through the federal government’s Veterans Organizations Emergency Support Fund. The Lancaster and Long Sault branches will both be receiving funding in the amount of $10,845. The branch in Chesterville will be receiving $7,449.
“The Chesterville Legion was fortunate to be able to reopen in July 2020. So it only required Government Assistance for the period that it was closed between March 17 and July 17. We received a reimbursement of expenses totalling $7,449 and appreciate the assistance that the Government of Canada has provided to the Legion and other Veterans organizations,” said Steven Grubb, President Legion Branch 434 (Chesterville)
“Our Royal Canadian Legions across our region not only support our Veterans, but support numerous community causes with donations and as a community meeting place. It is important that they are able to continue their great work after we emerge from this pandemic,” said Eric Duncan, MP Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry
The Veterans Organizations Emergency Support Fund provides grants to non-profit and registered charitable organizations that support Veterans and their families. These grants will help organizations with operational costs and financial shortfalls caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.