War Amps key tags have been mailed out, as many may have noticed over the last couple of weeks.
The program, which started after World War ll, helps to support many of the initiatives the not-for-profit organization puts on, such as the Child Amputee Program.
“Because of the cost of replacing keys nowadays, especially with the new key fobs, some individuals can be paying upwards of $200-600 to have that fob replaced,” explained Shannon Krasowski, Regional Liaison for the War Amps of Canada. “This allows a free service, where we can get keys back to their owners as quick as possible.”
Krasowski adds the only information they require is name and address, so they can return the keys to their rightful owner.
“It’s a confidential coded number, and you put the tag on your keys. In the event that you lose your keys, and they’re found, a person can either contact the toll-free number on the back of the key tag or put them in a mailbox.”
More than 1.5 million sets of keys have been returned over the last seven-plus decades.
Krasowski lost her leg to bone cancer at the age of 12, and has seen first-hand the benefits of the many programs War Amps has to offer.
You can sign-up at www.waramps.ca or by calling 1-800-250-3030.