NEW BRUNSWICK, Jan. 31 /CNW/ - This year marks the 65th anniversary of The War Amps Key Tag Service. New Brunswick 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 War Amps member
Ralph Hodgson, who lost his leg at Vimy Ridge in World War I. Hodgson
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 toll-free 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 1 877 60MEDIA or firstname.lastname@example.org. For a key tag graphic, visitwaramps.ca/newsroom/stock_photos/keyadd.htmlor for filler psas,waramps.ca/psa.