Editor, The Times:
As many of the citizens of Clearwater and district may be aware, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 259 has recently suffered water damage in the bar and to the floor in the stage area.
What may not be known is that while we had insurance coverage, it only covered the water damage and not the repairs to the damaged piping. In addition, the deductible was the normal $2,500.
The resulting cost to the local branch will be close to $7,500, which will seriously drain our accounts. We are reaching out for donations of any amount to help defray these costs as this seriously reduces our ability to provide assistance and service to the community and in particular to the veterans in need and their families.
Unfortunately, due to tax laws we are not able to provide tax deductible receipts for these donations.
The Legion and its dinners and other functions will be operating as usual during repairs.
Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.
1st Vice President
Royal Canadian Legion