The Lanark County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind residents to be cautious when donating their money to charity.
During this time of year, many are donating money to the Royal Canadian Legion in support of their annual Poppy Campaign. Lanark County OPP has received information that there may be persons who are selling promotional items that contain the Poppy symbol and are not representing the Royal Canadian Legion. Therefore police would like to remind businesses and residents to always be aware to whom they are donating their money.
If you are supporting the annual Poppy Campaign, you should ensure that you are giving to a legitimate Royal Canadian Legion volunteer. If you are not sure if a volunteer is legitimate, contact your local Royal Canadian Legion Branch.