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RCMP remember vets with Christmas drive

A simple act of kindness can make a difference to a veteran and $5,000 worth of kindness means the world to them, says the president of the Poppy fund.

The RCMP Southern Alberta District Headquarters conducted its own food drive to donate to the Calgary Poppy Fund and Veteran’s Food Drive and filled a van with the donations, George Bittman said.

“This is amazing, and it really means a lot to the veterans — the donations are very-much needed and very much appreciated,” he said.

Bittman says every little bit helps and yesterday alone the charity was able to help one veteran receive eye treatment and paid another veteran’s rent.

“He had tears in his eyes, he was so grateful. It’s just so important,” Bittman added.

Staff Sgt. Patrick Webb said the service didn’t think twice about helping out the organization since they are so closely bonded.

“It’s important to be a part of this and it’s sad that there are veterans who need help but the need is there and we want to help contribute to it,” Webb said, adding it’s the third year the RCMP has conducted the drive.

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