BRUCE POWER AND PARTNERS REACH $1 MILLION RAISED FOR WOUNDED WARRIORS CANADA
TIVERTON, ON – Bruce Power and its partners in the nuclear supplier community celebrated a total of $1 million donated to Wounded Warriors Canada at its annual gala last week in Kincardine.
A total of $144,000 was raised this year for Wounded Warriors which was topped up to $170,000 thanks to personal donations and funds raised in a silent auction Thursday evening. An additional $26,000 was donated to 13 Royal Canadian Legion Branches across Bruce County.
“Since 2012, Bruce Power has been supporting the life-changing mental health programs of Wounded Warriors Canada,” said Scott Maxwell, Executive Director, Wounded Warriors Canada. “The 2019 Gala was particularly special because, thanks to the support of Bruce Power and its suppliers, we reached $1 million donated to the charity — becoming the first $1 million donor in the history of Wounded Warriors Canada.”
This funding goes toward programs that assist with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), trauma recovery, education, job skills training, and veterans transitioning to civilian life. Wounded Warriors Canada is the nation’s leading, wholly independent, Veteran’s charity focusing on mental health. Its innovative and wide-ranging programming is changing the lives of ill and injured Veterans, First Responders and their families.
“Wounded Warriors Canada plays an incredibly important role in the lives of thousands of Canadian military members, veterans and their families,” said Mike Rencheck, Bruce Power’s President and CEO. “Bruce Power and our many supplier partners are proud to continue supporting the organization’s efforts to improve the health and lives of our Wounded Warriors and their families and become the first Canadian company exceeding $1 million in fundraising.”
The keynote speaker at the gala was Major-General (Ret.) David Fraser who served for over 31 years with the Canadian Forces. His career is highlighted by numerous operational tours around the world where he served in command at every rank from Lieutenant to Major-General on operations commanding Canadian and multi-national troops. For his leadership, he is one of the most decorated officers Canada has produced.