With the press of a button, members of 12 Military Police Flight brought some holiday cheer to 19 Wing Comox, as they lit up their 20th annual Christmas Tree of Lights.
This is just one of several initiatives across Canada to raise awareness of the Military Police Fund for Blind Children (MPFBC).
“The Blind Fund is very dear to our Military Police members and we are proud to donate our time and efforts to making the fund a success,” said Capt. Raul Hollmayer, 12 Military Police flight commander. “We hope that this tree will encourage people to support blind children in-need during the holidays and throughout the year.”
In 1957, the fund’s founder, Provost Marshal Col. James Stone, father of a blind daughter himself, was struck by the financial difficulties that often faced other blind children, their families and organizations that struggled to help them.
Today, the MPFBC supports blind children and young adults (up to age 21), as well as organizations that specialize in the recreation and education of blind children. One hundred per cent of funds raised are put back into the community.
The annual Christmas Tree of Lights is only one of the activities that continue to proudly promote the involvement of Military Police in the local community. The MPFBC is run and managed by Military Police volunteers and remains unique as Canada’s only military charity.
For more information on the Military Police Fund for Blind Children, visit http://mpfbc.com/index_e.html.
— 12 Military Police Flight