For the third consecutive year, ONroute has partnered with Support Our Troops, the official charitable cause of the Canadian Armed Forces, to invite Ontario travellers to donate $1 in support of currently serving military members and Veterans, through Dec. 31.
“ONroute is honoured to partner with Support Our Troops for a third consecutive year to join our customers in showing gratitude to members of the Canadian Armed Forces, both past and present,” says Melanie Teed-Murch, chief executive officer at ONroute.
Teed-Murch continued: “We are fortunate to live in an incredible province and, with the help of our customers, we can continue to make a difference in the lives of others this holiday season.”
In 2020, the first year of the campaign, ONroute raised over $48,000 in just one month. With the success of its inaugural campaign, the company decided to extend its 2021 campaign through December, raising more than $144,000.
This year, ONroute hopes to make it a record-breaking year with a giving back fundraising goal of $150,000 for the two-month holiday campaign. The campaign will help fund a variety of initiatives in Ontario including the Holiday Hamper Program, emergency financial assistance and special needs grants.
“We are extremely grateful for ONroute’s embrace of our cause and for remembering our members past and present,” says Laurie Ogilvie, senior vice-president, Military Family Services, Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services.
Ogilvie said that: “In November, we take the time to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country. We are grateful to ONroute, its staff, and customers for helping us pay homage to our dedicated military members and their families. Funds raised through this campaign will truly make a difference in the lives of so many military members, Veterans, and their families.”
ONroute operates 23 convenient plazas located along Highways 400 and 401 in Ontario.
“Our locations are designed to provide travellers with fresh and exciting food and beverage options, gas, and other amenities that improve your travel experience. Each of our locations features family-favourite restaurant brands, a convenient 24/7 market, free Wi-Fi, and great customer service,” ONroute says.
Estalished in 2007, Support Our Troops meets the unique needs and special challenges faced by members of the Canadian Armed Forces community as a result of military service. It operates within Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services.
This includes providing financial assistance to promote family resiliency and supporting Veterans and serving members who may have an illness or injury through a variety of grants and programs.
Well recognized by its trademarked Yellow Ribbon, the organization provides an opportunity for supporters to show their care, compassion and support
Go to https://www.onroute.ca/ for more.