The Royal Canadian Lantzville Legion #257 present $2,000 to Nanaimo Lifeline. (Left to right) Roy Cardinal, President, Barry Ostrand, 1st Vice President; Anne Marie Smith, 2nd Vice President; Joan Ryan, Executive Director of Nanaimo Lifeline.
The Royal Canadian Legion #257 in Lantzville recently donated $2,000 to Nanaimo Lifeline for its Silent Guardian Fund. The Fund aids financially limited individuals using Lifeline services. Nanaimo Lifeline is owned and operated by the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation and is a local, 24-hour Personal Emergency Response Services (PERS) for medically-at-risk individuals. Users activate their “personal help button” when assistance is required and Lifeline monitors send appropriate help, enabling people to live at home longer with peace of mind.
The Lantzville Legion #257 supports organizations that serve veterans, and their donation is possible thanks to poppy contributions last fall. Branch #257 has given more than $65,000 to the Hospital Foundation since 1999, a third of which has supported the Silent Guardian Fund. It costs less than $480 a year to support an individual needing a Silent Guardian. This means the Legion #257 has secured the next year for more than four individuals.