MANITOBA, May 6, 2013 /CNW/ - The annual key tag mailing to Manitoba
residents is now underway by The War Amps, which has recently achieved
two significant milestones -- its 95th anniversary and 1.5 million sets of keys returned to Canadians.
The theme of this year's mailing, "There From The Start" touches on how
the Association was there for returning World War I amputees in 1918,
and has continued to serve amputees across the generations up to the
This is illustrated through the story of Robin, born 15 years ago
missing part of her left arm. Enrolled at three months of age in The
War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program, she receives financial
assistance for artificial limbs, counselling and attends regional CHAMP
seminars. It was at an early seminar that Robin saw another amputee
and realized she was not alone, a memory that can still bring her
mother to tears.
Wanting to give back, Robin and her mother became involved in The War
Amps Matching Mothers, and were soon paired up with Brenda and her baby
daughter Chloe, who was born with a similar amputation. Says Brenda,
"They were just like family and walked through the door with their
scrapbook and brought all Robin's artificial limbs. It was very
comforting to sit there with someone who had gone through the same
thing we have." The story of Robin and Chloe can be viewed at
waramps.ca or youtube.com/warampsofcanada.
Public support of The War Amps Key Tag Service allows the Association to
continue to be there from the start. Key tags protect any keys, not
just car keys, and are more vital than ever with the extremely high
replacement cost of keys and remote devices. Each key tag has a
confidentially coded number. Should the keys be lost, the finder need
only call the toll-free number on the back of the tag, or deposit them
in any mailbox, and the keys will be returned to the owner by bonded
The War Amps receives no government grants. For more information, or to
order key tags, call toll-free 1 800 250-3030 or visit waramps.ca. The War Amps can also be followed on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
SOURCE: War Amps
For further information:
For more information or to interview a War Amps representative in your area (where available), contact Communications at 1 877 60MEDIA or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For a key tag graphic, visit waramps.ca/newsroom/stock_photos/keyadd.html or for filler PSAs, waramps.ca/psa.