ONE VETERAN, ONE SOLDIER, ONE FAMILY, REACHING OUT AND HELPING ONE VETERAN, ONE SOLDIER, ONE FAMILY, ONE HOUR, ONCE A YEAR.
EVERYBODY HAS ONE HOUR.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
My name is Fred and I served in the 1st Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment (1-RCR) from 1974 to 1981. I enjoyed my experience in the Canadian military and was passionate about serving as a soldier in the RCR. Now I am proud veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces.
I come from a military family, with 13 serving members dating back to my grandfather. Two of my uncles paid the ultimate sacrifice in WWII, one in France and one in Italy. My father carried on the tradition of serving, as did all three of my brothers.
Helping veterans and soldiers is what I do. It keeps me alive with some purpose, peace and joy in my life, there’s not many days when I’m not trying to help soldier/veteran or family of, in some way, from the shelters to the hospitals to the retirement homes and where soldiers and veterans gather. On the good days you will find me in taking some of the older guys out for lunch, fellowship and laughs.
I would also like to thank all the other people from the media to other veterans and citizens that have jumped in with me that we could bring awareness to our veterans on the streets And make a difference in their lives, I want you know that,” we are saving lives and helping with food, clothing, shelter, hope, purpose, peace and joy”.
There is and always will be more work to do. So again thank you.
To seek out and find then to provide awareness and support to veterans, still serving soldiers, and families affected by addiction, homelessness, mental illness and other health related issues by facilitating access and providing referral services to governmental programs and services and to various community organizations that can offer them assistance.