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LETTER: Poppy campaign supports donations

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EDITOR:

It is through the generous support of the residents in all Prince Edward Island communities that for the year ending Sept. 30, 2017, the Poppy Campaign of the P.E.I. Command of the Royal Canadian Legion collected $191,431.63 from the sale of wreaths, crosses and poppy donations.

From that total, $107,441.94 was spent on supplies, promotional material, etc. Disbursements to date for the above-mentioned poppy year were $73,902.32, leaving a surplus of $10,087.37. This surplus, added to other year’s surplus, leaves the P.E.I. legions with a reserve of approximately $45,000 for later distribution.

The money from the campaign has been used to provide assistance to ex-service members and their families, donations to Island hospitals for medical equipment, donations to Meals on Wheels, Pat and the Elephant, Transportation West, donations to Military Family Resource Centre, bursaries for qualifying students and supporting cadet units in our province; and others.

Under no circumstances are Poppy funds used for the operation of the Legion Branch or for the benefit of its members, except for as indicated above.

The final figures for the 2017 campaign will be provided at a later date.

Poppy Committee,

P.E.I. Command,

The Royal Canadian Legion

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