MONTREAL, Feb. 7 /CNW/ - This year marks the 65th anniversary of The War Amps Key Tag Service. Quebec residents receiving
their 2011 key tags starting this week will learn how their support of
this valuable service allows the Association to continue its tradition
of "amputees helping amputees."
A letter enclosed with the key tags tells the story of a War Amps member
who lost his leg at Vimy Ridge in World War I. It describes how he met
the amputees returning in hospital ships from World War II, greeting
them on behalf of The War Amps and providing an encouraging picture of
their futures as amputees.
The War Amps founding philosophy of "amputees helping amputees" has been
proudly passed along to the thousands of children who have come through
its CHAMP Program for child amputees. The Association has just marked
the 35th anniversary of CHAMP, the graduates of which have taken up the torch
and will continue its work long into the future.
Key tags protect any keys, not just car keys! Since 1946, The War Amps
has returned more than one million sets of keys, and the service is
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 courier.
The War Amps receives no government funding. For more information, or to
order key tags, call 514 398-0759 or 1 800 250-3030 or visit waramps.ca.
SOURCE WAR AMPS
For further information:
For more information or to interview a War Amps representative in your area (where available), contact Communications at 514 398-0494 or 1 800 265-0494 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For a key tag graphic, visitwaramps.ca/newsroom/stock_photos/keyadd.htmlor for filler psas,waramps.ca/psa.