War Amps Key Tags arriving soon

Southwestern Ontario households will be receiving a familiar envelope in the coming days.

The War Amps 2019 key tags are being mailed starting  Monday with the theme, “Your Key Tags at Work.”

Public Awareness Officer James Jordan says the Key Tag Service was launched after the Second World War so returning amputee veterans could not only work for competitive wages but also provide a service to Canadians that would generate funds for the Association.

He says the War Amps receives no government grants, but with the public’s support, the Association is making a difference in the lives of amputees by providing financial assistance for artificial limbs, peer support and information.

Jordan says each tag has a confidentially coded number and should you lose your keys, the finder can call the toll-free number on the back of the tag or place them in any mailbox, and The War Amps will return them to you by courier, free of charge.

Photo: Ethan McConkey, 7, of Southwestern Ontario, is a member of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program. He is showing the device he uses to golf and fish, which was funded thanks to public support of the Key Tag Service.

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