Poppy Fund goes to work for vets

Branch 260 president: 100 Mile House raises thousands for Poppy Fund

Elsie Urquhart

Elsie Urquhart

As Remembrance Day approaches, little white donation boxes and red poppies that are found everywhere in communities throughout the nation, and 100 Mile House is no exception.

A number of volunteers have joined The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #260-100 Mile House members and the 2887 RMR RCACC (Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps) and place themselves at different locations around town to solicit help from the public in raising money for the Poppy Fund.

The Poppy Fund supports Canadian Forces veterans and service members in need of things, such as social assistance, housing and medical needs, says local Poppy Fund chair Elsie Urquhart.

Legion president Bob Wangensteen estimates between $4,000 and $5,000 is raised locally through Poppy Fund donations each year.

The 2013 Poppy Campaign started on Oct. 25 and continues until Nov. 11.