FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With the extreme weather temperatures the Legion wants to put the word out to Veterans and their families that find themselves in a cold-related emergency that they will help.
In speaking with Gregg Nicoll, Service Manager for the FSJ Royal Canadian Legion, the Legion itself does not have any facilities to help Veterans yet can help with problems due to the cold weather such as a furnace being out, a car not starting or hot water heating not working.
Nicoll goes on to share if a Veteran or their family in the household cannot afford a technician, for a one time service the Legion can help provide the service yet they are unable to maintain the service for the situation.
“If there is an emergency situation such as the car won’t start or the heat is out we can jump in and render assistance,” said Nicoll
Nicoll directs Veterans to call the Legion if they require assistance at 250.785.3917
Nicoll goes on to say, “Sometimes Veterans don’t have immediate family to check on them.”
This is a timely reminder from the Legion, consider if you have a neighbour that might need help to check in on them as the temperatures can lead to medical situations if a person is without heat or unable to leave their home.