Royal Canadian Legion grant supports safe patient care at RMH
November 5, 2019 - Steadfast in their support of veterans, their families, and the communities they live in — the 400 branches of the Royal Canadian Legion contribute to impactful causes through grants provided through the Ontario Provincial Command Branches and Ladies’ Auxiliaries Charitable Foundation.
The Ontario Command recognizes that through its collective strength, it can fund projects which are beyond the means of individual branches, and make an even bigger difference in the communities they serve.
The impact this organization has had on Ross Memorial reaches throughout the hospital, with grant support for the purchase of medical equipment including the blood bank microscope, an instrument rinsing system and infrared scope, as well as IV pumps.
Today, the RMH Foundation is profoundly thankful for Ontario Command grant support of a patient lift for the Rehabilitation Gym in the Continuing Care wing. The lift will safely support patients from the ceiling as they perform mobility exercises at the parallel bars, and help frail patients to recover their strength and independence.
Howie Johnston (Branch 67 President), James Cameron (Branch 67 First Vice President) and Bill Neville (Branch 67 Second Vice President) presented the $5,000 grant to Erin Coons, RMH Foundation CEO.
“We’re so grateful for the exceptional support of the Ontario Command for patients of the Ross Memorial Hospital,” said Erin Coons. “By supporting local healthcare needs, they ensure their commitment to community reaches everyone.”
The Ontario Command Branches and Ladies’ Auxiliaries Charitable Foundation is a partnership of the branches of the Royal Canadian Legion and their Auxiliaries in Ontario Command. Branches and Auxiliaries fund the Foundation through activities such as poppy tagging, bingos and raffles. These funds support veterans programs, as well as not-for-profit organizations associated with hospitals and healthcare initiatives.