The Regina branch of the Royal Canadian Legion has gotten a much-needed financial injection from the Brandt Group of Companies.
They have come through with a $5000 donation that will go to helping deal with some additional expenses that have come up making it tough for the organization to do what they want. It is a donation that the acting president of the Regina branch, Ron Hitchcock, says is appreciated tremendously as it will help keep the doors open.
“We were having to dip into our savings to stay afloat and we were starting to wonder if serious discussions might be needed about keeping the doors open.” Hitchcock said. “This will allow us to keep the lights on, keep us from having to charge to get into our museum as we rely on donations and other things.”
“The Legion has been dedicated to improving the quality of life for Canadian veterans and their families for over 90 years,” says Shaun Semple, President of the Brandt Group of Companies in a release. “We are proud to support their efforts so they can continue this important work.”
Established in 1926, RCL Branch 001 was Canada’s first chartered legion. It plays a significant role in the local community, offering critical programming, including mental health, addictions, and financial support to veterans in Regina both young and old.
In addition to their initial contribution, The Brandt Group of Companies will match community donations made before November 11 up to an additional $5000.
Donations can be mailed or dropped off at the Royal Canadian Legion, Regina Branch 001:
1820 Cornwall St.