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Nelson Legion donates to Honour House Tour during Heritage City stop

The Nelson Daily Staff
By The Nelson Daily Staff
April 18th, 2023

The Honour House Provincial Tour of Honour recently made a stop in the West Kootenay, including a presentation last week at the Royal Canadian Legion No. 51 in Nelson as well as other stops in Castlegar, Trail, Grand Forks and Greenwood.

The Tour of Honour, which began on April 3rd, will cover thousands of kilometers as it travels throughout BC and the Yukon.

The Tour of Honour will visit more than 40 communities during the next three months to bring local awareness to emergency responders and military personnel and their families about PTSD and Honour House.

Funds raised during the tour is used to support charities in two locations — the Honour House in New Westminster — starting in 2010 — and the Honour Ranch 10 kilometers south of Ashcroft — opening in October 2019.

“We’re traveling the province to bring awareness about our services that are available,” said Justin De Genova of Honour House.

Since beginning the tour in the Chilliwack-Hope area, the Tour of Honour has stopped at numerous fire halls, police detachments, ambulance stations and military facilities to raise awareness of Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD) and mental health injuries which emergency services and military members have a greater risk of developing.

Honour House provides a free of charge “home away from home” for first responders and military personal, veterans and their families when they are in the Lower Mainland seeking treatment for serious illness.

Honour House offers supportive mental health programs for those struggling with the effect of Operational Stress Injuries.

During the stop in Nelson, members of the Royal Canadian Legion No. 51 presented De Genova with a cheque for $3,000 to assist with support of the Honour House program.

Also making a personal donation was Nelson Mayor Janice Morrison.

Both Honour House and Honour Ranch venues receive no direct funding and rely on donations and fundraising to meet operating costs and to allow to emergency responders and military personnel access to life-changing programs at no cost.

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Nelson Mayor Janice Morrison made her own donation to Justin De Genova of Honour House during the stop at the Nelson Legion.

Justin De Genova of Honour House is traveling the province to bring local awareness about Honour House in New Westminster and the Honour Ranch near Ashcroft. 

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