Poppy Donations Down This Year
Prince George, B.C. – The final result isn’t in yet, but it appears donations to this year’s poppy campaign in Prince George will be down from last year.
John Scott, vice-president of the Royal Canadian Legion’s BC/Yukon Command, says Branch 43 has collected just over $80,000 – a drop from just under $100,000 raised last year.
“But that still gives us money to look after our veterans,” says Scott. “The money all goes to veterans and their families. For things like wheelchairs, canes, eye glasses, dental work, that kind of stuff.”
Despite the dip, he says he’s still happy with the results of the campaign.
“Oh yes, I mean it’s very generous of the Prince George community. We’re always pleased with anything we get.”
Scott says the final tally won’t be known until about February when the last of the checks for their wreaths come in.