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Episode Info: Do you live on the Semiahmoo Peninsula? Do you know any soldiers who were wounded during their service to Canada? If you aren't supporting non-profits that benefit veterans, then you're missing out. Wounded soldiers are entitled to all the help their community can offer. Don't you want to show your support for the soldiers who put their life on the line to protect the lives of you and your family? If you're interested in learning more about helping wounded soldiers, then invest 20 minutes for this edition of The Gordie Hogg Show, where host Erik Reynolds talks to guest Gordie Hogg, a long time resident on the Peninsula who also serves as the local MLA about Equitas Society. Today Erik and Gordie welcome guest Jim Scott, President of Equitas Society, a local group that received national attention and recognition for their work to assist and support veterans fighting for equal disability benefits compared to other worker compensation programs. Supporting Veterans Starts at Home The episode kicks off with Gordie sharing how his strong sense of community affects his support for non-profits that benefit residents of the Semiahmoo Peninsula and beyond. Gordie then introduces Jim, the President of Equitas Society, who shares about the experiences in his background that led him to get involved in charities supporting wounded Canadian soldiers. If you are looking for a way to stand up for veterans in your community and beyond, then supporting Equitas Society is just one of the ways you can do that in White Rock or South Surrey. How Equitas Society Supports Canadian Veterans Next the conversation turns to how Equitas Society supports Canadian veterans, and not only in the areas around Vancouver. Jim also takes the time to answer these and other questions: - What is the New Veterans Charter and how does it need to change? - How many wounded soldiers are affected by the work Equitas Society raises? - When Equitas Society raises money, which services does it offer for veterans? Now ask yourself these two questions: Do I want to support Canadian veterans? Is equality for veterans’ compensation programs a priority for me? If you answered “Yes” to either or both, then it’s time to learn how you can help Equitas Society do just that. The Many Ways You Can Support Veterans Then Jim segues into what Equitas Society does with the money it raises. He also explains how dependant the charity is on fundraising for supporting these wounded veterans. Equitas S
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