War Amps address label mailing to Manitoba residents explains where it all began

MANITOBA, Nov. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - The War Amps 2013 address label mailing is on its way to Manitoba residents starting this week.  Its theme, "Where It All Began," pays special tribute to the Association's 95th anniversary.

For Karl, "it all began" with an accident when he was a toddler.  In the letter accompanying the mailing, he describes how The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program was there for him after he escaped his play area to explore the family farm and ended up losing his right leg in a grain auger.

"Fortunately, CHAMP had been launched just two years before, and the first thing my family learned was that there would be help whenever we needed it," Karl explains.  "As I grew up, The War Amps support for artificial limbs, vast information and regional seminars gave me all the tools possible for my independence and success.  They also gave me a motto that has stuck with me all my life - it's what's left that counts!"

Sent as a thank you to supporters of The War Amps Key Tag Service, address labels are not just for envelopes!  They can be used to identify items like books and for filling out name and address information on forms.

Karl is just one of the thousands of Champs who have benefitted from The War Amps 95 year legacy of "amputees helping amputees."   For more stories, the public is encouraged to read the Association's latest annual report at waramps.ca.

The War Amps receives no government grants. Its programs are possible solely through public support of the Key Tag and Address Label Service.  For more information, or to order address labels, visit waramps.ca or call toll-free 1 800 250-3030.

SOURCE: War Amps

For further information:

To interview a War Amps rep or Champ (where available), contact Communications at 1 877 60MEDIA or e-mail communications@waramps.ca; for an address label graphic, visit waramps.ca/newsroom/stock_photos/keyadd.html or for filler print psas, waramps.ca/psa.


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