Funds raised from 2015 campaign will be donated in support of mental health programs
TORONTO, Sept. 10, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian National Day of Service Foundation (CNDSF) honours Canadians engaged in service to their community and provides direct financial support to select charities. The founders of CNDSF are family members of Canadians impacted by 9/11 who are dedicated to create a greater awareness in Canada of National Day of Service to honour Canadians who serve their country and community in extraordinary ways.
The Canadian National Day of Service Foundation is proud to announce its partnership with Wounded Warriors Canada. In 2015, all money raised through CNDSF will be donated to Wounded Warriors Canada in support of their leading mental health programs benefiting our ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans, First Responders and their families.
On March 9, 2010, Canada officially recognized September 11 as National Day of Service, (Bill S-209). Following the attacks on September 11, 2001, Canadians demonstrated the soul of this great nation by their selfless welcome of stranded passengers. Maureen Basnicki, Founder of the Canadian National Day of Service Foundation, commented, "2015 marks the 14th anniversary and we are asking all Canadians who have been touched by the events of the 9/11 tragedy to honour this day and be empowered to make a difference in Canada each and every day."
CNDSF is directing donors to the Wounded Warriors Canada website to make monthly, tribute in honour; and tribute in memory donations in the amount of $9.11. "All donations should be directed to Wounded Warriors Canada in honour of Canadian heroes who – like the first responders on that day – make a difference in the lives of the families of Canadian victims of terror, their neighbors, and in the resilience and strength of their communities," added Maureen Basnicki.
Scott Maxwell, Executive Director of Wounded Warriors Canada, commented, "We at Wounded Warriors Canada are proud to partner with the Canadian National Day of Service Foundation. As a privately funded charity, it is through outstanding partnerships like this, and the support of Canadians from coast-to-coast, that our life-changing and family-saving programs are made possible. We honour the efforts of the CNDSF and look forward to working together towards our mutually shared goals."
About The Canadian National Day of Service Foundation (CNDSF)
The Canadian National Day of Service Foundation was established in January 2013 with the aim of building activities to recognize and leverage the spirit of volunteerism in Canada and celebrates the desire of Canadians to contribute to their country and their communities through active service. Each year on the Anniversary of 9/11, the Canadian National Day of Service will focus on a special cause. This year, donations will be made to PTSD, (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). www.cndsfoundation.ca
About Wounded Warriors Canada
Wounded Warriors Canada is a non-profit organization that supports Canada's ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans, and their families. Through a wide range of national programs and services, Wounded Warriors provides a spectrum of care that is focused on mental health and, particularly, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. www.woundedwarriors.ca
SOURCE Canadian National Day of Service Foundation
For further information: Alana Walker Carpenter, Special Friend, Canadian National Day of Service, 416-689-2489, [email protected]; Scott Maxwell, Executive Director, Wounded Warriors Canada, 1-888-706-4808 ext 5, Cell: 289-388-6181, [email protected]