WOUNDED WARRIORS CANADA RECEIVES $125,000 AT ANNUAL GALA
TORONTO – Bruce Power and its partners in the nuclear supplier community joined forces to raise $125,000 for Wounded Warriors Canada at its annual gala last night in Kincardine.
The organization, which honours and supports Canada’s ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, veterans, first responders and their families, has now received about $675,000 from Bruce Power’s annual Wounded Warriors Gala over the past six years. 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 plays a vital 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 is fortunate to benefit from the leadership of dozens of Canadian military veterans who are now on our staff, and collaborating with Wounded Warriors Canada is just one way we can thank them for their service to our country.”
Philip Ralph, Program Director, Wounded Warriors Canada, thanked Bruce Power and its partners for their continued support of the organization.
“Every day we see regular people from across the country doing what they can to help Canada’s military members and our brave veterans,” Ralph said. “With the generous support of Canadians and companies like Bruce Power and its suppliers, we can continue with our mission of care and compassion as the nation’s leading, wholly independent veteran’s charity, focusing on mental health. Our innovative and wide-ranging programming continues to change and save lives among our ill and injured veterans, first responders and their families and our significant ongoing partnership with Bruce Power reminds us that as a nation we are in this together.”
The keynote speaker at the gala was veteran Jody Mitic, who shared his story of personal triumph and overcoming incredible odds. Mitic, who was elected City Councillor for his ward in Ottawa in 2014 and wrote the best-selling book ‘Unflinching: The Making of a Canadian Sniper,’ lost back his legs in 2007 when he stepped on a landmine in Afghanistan. His speech urged attendees to always strive for your dreams and never give up.
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