Cornwall Legion receives emergency funding

In this provided photo, Cornwall Royal Canadian Legion President Marvin Plumadore, First Vice President Dona McNish and MP Eric Duncan stand outside the Legion branch at Cumberland Street and Second Street West on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. The federal government is giving the Legion just over $10,000 in emergency cash to help it ride through the pandemic. (MP Eric Duncan via Newswatch Group)

CORNWALL – Financially hurting from the coronavirus pandemic, Cornwall’s Royal Canadian Legion has received a dose of emergency cash from the federal government.

The RCL Branch 297 is getting $10,845 from the Veterans Organizations Emergency Support Fund.

Legion President Marvin Plumadore says the money will help the branch at Cumberland Street and Second Street West as the facility will be “in a difficult position” during the second lockdown.

Local MP Eric Duncan has suggested more money will be coming for other Legion branches in the coming weeks.