Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Doing their bit

The Canadian Forces Personnel Support Agency (CFPSA) operates public morale and welfare programs, services, and activities on behalf of the Canadian Forces. One of the programs CFPSA is running is the Tim Hortons in Kandahar. All profits from the franchise operation are distributed back to the CF for use in local Personnel Support programs.

Past conflicts featured organizations like the Red Cross or British NAAFI (Navy, Army Air Force Institute) running canteens for the benefit of the troops. Red Cross parcels used to be delivered to POWs and included such staples as cigarettes, tea, milk and biscuits.

In Legions and bars, schoolrooms and workplaces across the country, ordinary Canadians are stepping forward to express their support for the troops in any way they can.

A salute to Royal Canadian Legion Branch 99, Belleville, Ontario:

Support the troops
Local News - Tuesday, April 10, 2007 @ 10:00

There are many ways you can show your support to our troops in Afghanistan; many people proudly display various types of Support Our Troops magnets on their vehicles.

We can't send our troops cigarettes as they used to in the Second World War, but now there is another way to do something special. The Royal Canadian Legion has initiated a support program called The RCL Troop Morale Fund.

They hope to raise funds to treat our troops regularly to a coffee and doughnut from the Tim Hortons in Afghanistan. A donation container is set up in the lounge here at Branch 99; loonies, toonies and the folding paper stuff would be most welcome.
Every time a significant amount is raised, the branch will send a covering cheque to Dominion Command who will, with every $6,000 raised, be able to arrange to purchase Tim Hortons coffee and doughnut certificates over-stamped with the words 'This certificate courtesy of the Royal Canadian Legion and its supporters in Canada.'

To get things started, Dominion Command has donated $6,000 to buy the first round of coffee and doughnut certificates and, with the help of legion branches across Canada, they are hoping to be able to do this on a weekly basis.
H/T Halls of Macadamia

Support our Troops

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Cross posted to BBS


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