Fundraiser held to help Summerland Legion recover from break-in

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Summerland Legion recovering from brazen theft
Summerland Legion recovering from brazen theft – Nov 14, 2022

The Summerland Legion is asking for donations from the public after the branch was robbed on Remembrance Day.

In a statement Saturday, the Legion said thieves broke in overnight, just hours after Remembrance Day, and stole money that the branch desperately needs.

There was extensive damage to several doors, the ATM, and electronic equipment. Poppy fund donations totalling about $700 were stolen. The branch says, they will also have to pay the $1,000 insurance deductible.

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In a statement Sunday morning, the Summerland Legion says they are in the process of trying to recover from the ‘devastating’ Remembrance Day theft.

In an effort to raise money, the branch is holding a turkey noodle soup and bun fundraiser at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

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They are also accepting monetary donations in person at the branch, located at 14205 Rosedale Ave, Summerland, by mail, or through e-transfer. More details are on the Summerland Legion’s website.

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