With falling oil prices and the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, there has never been a better time to band together as a community and help one another, and that’s what the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 57 has done.
Recently, the Legion stepped up to assist those within Kindersley and the surrounding community by donating $500 to the Kindersley and District Food Bank. “There is a need right now to support our community and do what we can. We are all one, and it’s time to give back,” says member David Burke.
Throughout the year, the Legion often supports various causes. Given the coronavirus concerns, the fact many cannot work due to the government enforcing social distancing, and the current state of the oil industry, President Roger Strutt reached out to his members, suggesting this time they contribute to the Food Bank–and they agreed. “We felt donating to the Food Bank was important because there are people out of work, and there is a current need,” says Burke.
Doing what they can to help flatten the curve, the Legion is currently practicing social distancing. “We are staying in contact with each other and community members either by phone or email. If anyone knows of areas within the community that needs attention or if someone wishes to get in contact to discuss things, please don’t hesitate to reach out.”
If you or anyone you know require the Legion’s assistance or wish to make a suggestion for their next donation, they can be reached at (306) 463-4171. In these rather unusual times, it may take a little longer for them to return your call, but they will get back to you as soon as they can.
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