Aldergrove legion branch #265 receives $11,000 in federal funding

Aldergrove legion branch #265 receives $11,000 in federal funding

The Royal Canadian Legion announced the Legion branches that will receive support through the Veterans Organizations Emergency Support Fund.

The Legion—one of the largest Veterans organizations in Canada—received $14 million from the Government of Canada to distribute to its branches across the country – including Aldergrove.

Langley-Aldergrove Member of Parliament, Tako van Popta personally delivered the cheque to Branch #265.

“We appreciate the support of our Aldergrove legion. Funds for operating costs means donations can go straight toward serving our veterans and their families in our community.” Van Popta said. “I want to thank Doug, and Madeline and their entire team for the incredible work they do in our community ensuring there is help for our veterans, through thick and thin.”

The branch received $11,900 after requesting it through an application process involving its Provincial Command.

The $20 million Veterans Organizations Emergency Support Fund was announced in November 2020 as part of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan.

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