May 9, 2006

War Amps marks 60 years of key tag return service

Winnipeg, Manitoba – The War Amps marks 60 years of its Key Tag Service this year, with the announcement that the 2006 key tags have been mailed to Manitoba residents.

The War Amps began in 1918 to provide practical assistance to returning war amputees; it later developed the Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program, which provides artificial limbs, seminars, counseling, matching new amputee parents with experienced ones, and JUMPSTART, which provides computers and assistive computer devices to multiple-amputee children.

“To date, we have returned more than one million sets of keys,” says Cliff Chadderton, CEO of the War Amps, “and the service has become even more important in recent years, with the use of electronic door openers and anti-theft devices which are extremely costly to replace.”

The key tags carry a confidentially coded number; should the keys be lost, the finder can call the toll-free number on the tag, and the keys will be returned to the owner by bonded courier. The War Amps receives no government grants, and is funded solely by public support of the Key Tag and Address Label Service. For more information, or to order key tags, call 1-800-250-3030 or visit

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