The Estevan Royal Canadian Legion's poppy campaign is now underway, as poppy trays and donation boxes are set up at many businesses around Estevan.
The trays will remain at the businesses until just before Remembrance Day on November 11.
Local poppy campaign chair Linda Betnar said the money collected from the poppy sales is kept in a trust fund, and is used to help out veterans and their families.
“Poppy funds provide immediate assistance to veterans in need,” Betnar said. “This may include food, shelter or medical attention for them or their families.”
Funds can be used for low-rental housing and care facilities for the elderly or disabled, community and medical appliances and medical research, transportation, meal delivery programs, and related services for veterans and their families.
The Legion will host their annual Poppy Tea on Sunday, November 3, starting at 2 p.m. The annual Remembrance Day service at the Estevan Comprehensive School will begin at 10:45 a.m.
“Every person living in Canada today has benefited from those who served and those who continue to serve our nation,” Betnar said.