19 Wing Padres Benevolent Fund

HCol Donald Hewson, (right) Canada Company BC Chapter Chair, presents, Father George Helou, Captain in the RCAF, 19 Wing, with a cheque April 15, 2016.

Canada Company was proud to present a cheque for $6500 to the 19 Wing Padres Benevolent Fund. This brings Canada Company’s support to over $20,000 since 2013. This fund is used for urgent unexpected financial need for members of 19 Wing and their families, including such items as gas, ferries and meals when military members need to travel to hospital on the mainland with sick children, bringing a parent of a spouse undergoing surgery to visit during this difficult time or approximately 20 gift cards for local grocery store and other retailers during the Christmas season for families in need.

The chaplains at 19 Wing actively raise money for the Fund throughout the year, including The Beard Growing Challenge, but this donation represents a substantial jump in their abilities to provide emergency support to local military families throughout the year.

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