A very generous contribution of $50,000 to Canada's Military Families Fund was announced today by a leading Atlantic Canadian law firm and a national grocery retailer.
Stewart McKelvey and Sobeys Inc. each contributed $25,000 to a fund designed to provide emergency support to military families when events related to the conditions of military service disrupt normal life. To date the fund has assisted more than 310 families.
"We must never take for granted the sacrifices being made every day, not just by the men and women of the Canadian Forces, but also by their families," said Bill McEwan, President & Chief Executive Officer, Sobeys Inc. "On behalf of our employees across the country, we are proud to support the Military Families Fund."
"The holidays are a time for families to come together and celebrate the season," said John Rogers, Chief Executive Officer of Stewart McKelvey. "That is why Stewart McKelvey is pleased to support the Military Families Fund. With this donation, we hope to give comfort and joy to the spouses and children of our Armed Forces personnel not only during the holidays but throughout the year."
The Hon. Peter MacKay, Minister of Defence, Minister of the Atlantic Gateway, and MP for Central Nova accepted the donations on behalf of the fund.
"This large contribution reflects the kind of support and appreciation Canadians across the country have for the men and women of the Canadian Forces and their families," said Minister MacKay.
Debbie Fraser, left, Sobeys representative, and John Rogers, Chief Executive Officer of Stewart McKelvey contribute $50,000 to the Military Families Fund. The Hon. Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, Leslie Natynczyk, Honorary Patron, Military Families Fund and General Walter Natynczyk, Canada's Chief of Defence Staff, accept the generous donation on behalf of military families.