The Royal Canadian General Stewart Branch in Lethbridge received $10,849 of emergency funding from the federal government. Lethbridge MP Rachael Harder was at the legion earlier on Thursday to make the announcement.
This money comes from the Veterans Organization Emergency Support Funding supplied by the federal government. This was $14-million that was designed to be given out to branches across the country.
21% of branches had applied by February, and the funding for the Lethbridge Legion comes as a part of Phase Two. This means that $2.8-million will be given out.
The base amount of money for each branch that applied was $10,289. Branches that had requested less than the amount were given it without adjustment. The remaining excess funds were then given to branches that had asked for more money than the base amount.
Phase One and Phase Two are now finished. But there is still funding from the $14-million. Phase Three will start in April of this year.