LETTER: The War Amps key tag service celebrates 75 years

Dear Editor,

The War Amps Key Tag Service is celebrating a milestone this year – its 75th anniversary! The service has not only been reuniting Canadians with their lost keys, it has been helping to make a difference in the lives of amputees.  To date, more than 1.5 million sets of lost keys have been returned to their owners. 

Although it’s a free service, donations enable the Association to operate its many programs for amputees, including veterans and children.

I was born missing both feet and was enrolled in The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program at a young age. With this support, I grew up knowing I wasn’t alone and that I had a wealth of resources to draw from.

Through the Association, amputees are also eligible for financial assistance for artificial limbs which allow them to be active and independent.

The War Amps 2021 key tags are being mailed to Nova Scotia residents next week and I would like to thank everyone for their continued support. The Key Tag Service not only protects your keys, it allows amputees across the country to reach their full potential.

Tim Verney

War Amps Regional Representative

Nova Scotia