Poppy Campaign Restricted by COVID-19

There will be a drastically reduced presence of volunteers during this year’s Poppy Campaign in Newfoundland and Labrador, due to COVID-19.

Legionnaires and Veterans usually take up the cause by staffing donation tables at various locations, but Poppy Campaign Chair, Berkley Lawrence says activity won’t be prevalent this year. Some retail outlets still may choose to accommodate staffed donation tables.

Lawrence hopes that come next year, donation “boxes” will be in place in the province. Some 250 of the cashless devices are being used in a pilot project in Ottawa this year.

He says you can use your credit card, debit card, phone, tap it, and give your donation.

We will have further information on what or how Remembrance Day will be organized for North Coast Communities once its available.