NDWCC: Why do i give?

Capt(N) Paul Forget, Base Commander CFB Halifax.
Photo: FIS

NDWCC: Why do I give?

By Capt(N) Paul Forget,
Base Commander CFB Halifax

As Base Commander, I belong to various organizations that are directly related to the community. For example, I sit on the Board of Directors for the Greater Halifax Partnership and the Chamber of Commerce. But the most rewarding position I hold is the one with the United Way right here in Halifax.

I see many local charities that benefit from our support, such as the Marguerite Centre for women who are recovering from addictions or ADSUM House, a home that assists people transition from crisis to stability. Big Brothers and Big Sisters offer children the opportunity to have a role model or mentor through a fulfilling act of friendship.  Right here in our neighbourhood, Veith House offers a wide array of services to build a healthier and more vibrant community.

I have seen first-hand how the support they receive either through your participation in events, offering your services or your cash donations all of which allow them to keep vital programs running.

We have 16 HealthPartners that are important to our lives. Not too many of us can say that they have not been touched by cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, heart attacks, diabetes, or cystic fibrosis.

If you are considering charities that are closer to our uniformed service, our MFRC is the Strength Behind the Uniform. It serves us in many extraordinary ways to improve the lives of our families. HMCS Sackville is Canada’s Naval Memorial and is our naval legacy. Both are great charities to consider.

The Commander of RCN, as the Champion for the National Campaign, is challenging all of us. He wants us to consider how fortunate we are, the successes of the last 150 years and for us to continue to be proud of the great country we call Canada.

Let’s celebrate our 150th anniversary and donate to NDWCC by pledging $1.50 a pay, $15.00 a month or perhaps a lump sum donation of $150.00. Give what you can and be proud that you are helping your community and neighbours lead a better life.

Why do I give? My family and I are fortunate to live in this community, we see the good that is all around us and we know it is the right thing to do. Why do you give?