FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OTTAWA: Gerald Soroka, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead is pleased to advise that Veterans Affairs has announced $20 million in new funding to create a temporary Veterans Organizations Emergency Support Fund/ The fund will provide financial support to Veterans organizations who have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, and who are in need of immediate support.
The $20 million will be provided in the form of grants to non-profit and charitable Veterans organizations, including The Royal Canadian Legion ($14 million), ANAVETS ($1 million), True Patriot Love ($1.5 million) and VETS Canada ($850,000) to cover a portion of their operating expenditures. These payments will all be made before the end of the year.
For further information, please go to: https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/financial-support/emergency-funds/emergency-support-organizations