Wounded Warriors steps up for Coast Guard volunteers

Wounded Warriors Canada and the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue announced a new partnership agreement last week.

This new association will provide an additional layer of mental health service support for RCMSAR members.

“Today’s announcement recognizes the fact that no one service, association, government agency, or organization will ever be the 100 per cent solution for our first responders in need of mental health support. When a member is struggling, it doesn’t matter where, when or how their injury occurred,” said Scott Maxwell, executive director of Wounded Warriors Canada.

Wounded Warriors Canada is a national mental health charity whose mission is to honour and support ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, veterans, first responders and their families.

RCMSAR is a volunteer-based organization that operates 33 marine rescue stations in B.C., including Sooke, with volunteer crews on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.