VETS Canada Fundraises for NS Veteran Family in Need – As Featured on CTV
This Holiday season, VETS Canada is supporting a number of Veterans and their families in need, including a 20-year Veteran and his wife who are in a very dire situation.
This NS couple live in a 40 year old mobile home that is in desperate need of repairs, with no insulation or funds for heat or warm clothes. For Thanksgiving, their meal consisted of Kraft Dinner, and for the past two months the couple have been living off canned foods – cutting meat completely out of their diet due to cost. Along with financial crisis, this Veteran and his wife live with numerous and severe health concerns, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, diabetes, spinal stenosis, knee injuries, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, and heart attacks. Most of the Veteran’s health issues are service-related.
Each month, this Veteran and his wife must choose between food on the table, staying warm, or vital medications. The couple has been unable to celebrate Christmas for a number of years, or provide presents for their six grandchildren (ages ranging from 1 month – 11 years old).
Although VETS Canada has provided emergency assistance, the needs of this family go beyond our scope. Because of this, VETS Canada Go Fund Me campaign was launched.
Yesterday, VETS Canada President/CEO visited the family to present a cheque with the funds raised by the campaign – totalling $1,800. CTV was there to capture the moment – please click here to view.
Although this will help a great deal, this Go Fund Me page is still open; as this family still needs funds for house repairs and other necessities. Please share and consider donating.