Local Legions Support Local Healthcare

Ken Gibson & Donna Orlando–NSHN Foundation, Jaimee Elmore RN NSHN Blind River Site, Neil Duguay–Bruce Mines Legion Branch #211, Gloria Spencer & Gerry Green- Blind River Legion Branch #189, John Shannon- Richards Landing Legion Branch #374
Ken Gibson & Donna Orlando–NSHN Foundation, Jaimee Elmore RN NSHN Blind River Site, Neil Duguay–Bruce Mines Legion Branch #211, Gloria Spencer & Gerry Green- Blind River Legion Branch #189, John Shannon- Richards Landing Legion Branch #374

On April 24th members from the Royal Canadian Legion Branches in Richards Landing #374, Bruce Mines #211, and Blind River #189 presented the North Shore Health Network (NSHN) Foundation Board with grants and donations for new medical equipment at the NSHN sites.

In 2017, The Royal Canadian Legion, Ontario Provincial Command Branches and Ladies’ Auxiliaries Charitable Foundation approved grants for the following: $8,625.46 for the Richards Landing Matthews Site for two Blood Pressure Monitors, $9,100.00, the Thessalon Site for two Intravenous (IV) Pumps and a Laerdal Suction machine, and $8,000 towards a Cardiac Monitoring System for the Blind River Site Emergency Department.

In addition, the Legion branches in Bruce Mines, Richards Landing, and Blind River donated an additional $1,000 per site from the Legion Poppy Fund to help with the purchase of new x-ray equipment at each site.

The Royal Canadian Legion local branches and Ontario Provincial Command are longtime supporters of local health care and services that benefit veterans and residents alike. The NSHN Foundation and North Shore Health Network Sites are very grateful for the help received from the Legion organizations and the Veterans and Volunteers that support them.

Submitted by Laurie Kendrick- Coordinator North Shore Health Network Foundation