November 17th, 2016
In continuing the tradition of providing support to veterans across Nova Scotia, Commissionaires Nova Scotia (CNS) presented a cheque for $1,900 to Taigh Na Mara, home to 31 veterans in Glace Bay, on November 14, 2016, to assist with the purchase of an adjustable height table.
CNS’ Veterans Support Committee’s (VSC) mandate is to assist veterans in hospitals and institutions across the Province by helping to improve their well-being while in long-term care. This year, the VSC canvassed facilities with resident veterans, and asked them to identify projects for which a donation would be appropriate, and how the veterans living in their facility would benefit.
After deliberation and assessment by the VSC, projects at six facilities across Nova Scotia were accepted for funding from Commissionaires. “Our continued involvement with veterans in long-term care facilities is a moral obligation,” stated CEO Bruce Belliveau. “Places like Taigh Na Mara work hard to ensure the needs of veterans are met, and I couldn’t be happier that Commissionaires is able to assist in some small way, especially as we honour those who have served in this month of Remembrance.”
The presentation of the cheque took place at Taigh Na Mara, Glace Bay, NS, on November 14 at 4:30pm.
About Commissionaires Nova Scotia
Since 1937, Commissionaires Nova Scotia is the leading security provider in the province and the largest private sector employer of veterans. It employs more than 1700 commissionaires from Cape Breton to Yarmouth, and offers a wide range of security services including professional guarding, monitoring and surveillance, threat risk assessment, bylaw enforcement, identification and fingerprinting services, and security training. The completely self-funded not-for-profit enterprise generates around $40M in annual revenue, of which approximately 90% is returned to its employees. Its clients include an array of public and private sector organizations.
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