War Amps address label mailing to Ontario residents exemplifies legacy of "amputees helping amputees"
27 Oct, 2014, 09:28 ET
ONTARIO, Oct. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - The War Amps 2014 address labels are being mailed to Ontario residents starting this week. The theme, "Sharing the Legacy," pays tribute to the link between those who helped start the Association and those who will carry it into the future.
Jenna, 16, is a right leg amputee and member of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program. In a letter accompanying the address labels, she writes about her special friendship with Bert, a Second World War veteran who lost his leg after stepping on a landmine in Italy.
It was amputee war veterans such as Bert who created CHAMP, which provides financial assistance for artificial limbs and holds regional seminars every year for child amputees like Jenna.
The pair have a tradition of laying a wreath together, on behalf of The War Amps, at their local Remembrance Day Ceremony. Bert says he is comforted to know Jenna will continue to spread the message of Remembrance and carry on The War Amps legacy of "amputees helping amputees."
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.
The War Amps receives no government grants. Its programs are possible 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 [email protected]; 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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