The Royal Canadian Regiment Association has put together a program to help provide some essential kit for wounded soldiers who arrive in Germany with NOTHING....It goes to all of our wounded, regardless of Reg. affiliation. Details on the program can be found here:http://www.execulink.com/~thercran/newsletter.htm
Support to Afghanistan Task Force
As detailed in the Minutes, it was decided at the AGM to support the 1st Battalion by carrying on the same support to the Task Force as that provided in the past by the PPCLI Association. When seriously wounded or injured soldiers must be emergency evacuated through Germany to Canada there is insufficient time for their kit to accompany them, and they arrive without a uniform, shaving kit, etc. It may be several weeks before their personal kit catches up to them. To solve the problem, the Association will provide a hospital pack to accompany them, consisting of a sports bag with underwear, shaving kit, T shirts, track suit with the Regimental logo. This would be provided to all emergency evacuated personnel of the Task Force regardless of regimental affiliation.
Cost of each pack is $100, and it was agreed at the AGM that the Association would make an initial purchase of up to 25 packs. Branches or individuals are invited to participate by purchasing one, two, or whatever number of packs. Cheques should be made out to The RCR Fund and forwarded to the Chairman, RCR Association at London ON. Individuals will receive a receipt for a charitable donation. A letter will be enclosed with each pack, informing that the pack is provided through The RCR Association, with the name and address of the Branch or donor.
Cheques can be sent to:
The RCR Fund
c/o Chairman, The RCR Association
750 Elizabeth St. - London, ON. - N5Y 4T7
I understand that they'll accept any sized donation, as not everyone is going to be equipped to send a full $100. Your generosity is appreciated.