The Langford Legion reached out for a little help.
The B.C. Yukon Command of The Royal Canadian Legion granted the legion’s request for help, taking over the financial side of the organization.
“They have been really struggling, and the last few executives have been struggling overall with business management,” said Inga Kruse, executive director of B.C. Yukon Command. “They asked us for this help.”
The decision was made and announced on Jan. 6 at a meeting at the Langford Legion with nearly 200 people in attendance.
“All of our locations are run by volunteers and our volunteers need the support of our elected officials,” Kruse said. “Our job is to preserve the branch for its members.”
The Jan. 6 meeting sparked more volunteers and members of Langford Legion to step up and offer help.
“This has let the members know that their help is needed,” Kruse said. “Members are saying ‘I didn’t know you needed my help.’”
The trusteeship is temporary, said Kruse adding the Command wants to train local volunteers who can then oversee the tasks.
The Langford Legion is always looking for new volunteers and people with professional skills looking to help.
Langford Legion representatives did not respond to requests for an interview.