A woman born without a right hand is helping others get a hand up with the War Amps.

Jamie Lunn is the Public Awareness Officer with The War Amps Canada out of Ottawa. 

"The War Amps benefits all amputees across Canada. We have many different programs for both civilian amputees and we also continue to assist war amputees as well," says Lunn.

She herself was born without her right hand and has benefitted from The War Amps. 

"We can assist child amputees right from birth, so we're able to really connect with those parents and offer them support for financial assistance for artificial limbs and also emotional support through our seminars."

The organization is celebrating 75 years with their lost key return service. 

"Every spring we're able to mail out our key tags to residents across Canada. If people ever lose their keys, the person who finds them can call the number on the back and have them returned to the owner."

Lunn says that while the service is free to join, many people who receive a key tag are happy to donate. 

"The theme of this year is for 75 years, you're a part of what we do," says Lunn. The community involvement has kept them going. 

While the key tag service has been running for 75 years, the organization has been helping amputees for over a century. 

"We have over 100 years of experience in amputations and artificial limbs. We started after the first World War after war amputees returned to Canada. There wasn't a lot of support for them and they had to start integrating back into their lives with their amputations. They really banded together and started the association."

After the Second World War, 1946 to be exact, the organization started focusing on employment. 

"They created the War Amps key tag service which continues to employ people with disabilities and people with amputations today."

The organization started to mainly focus on civilians with amputations in the 1970s. 

"I've been part of the War Amps my entire life. I can speak from experience that these war amputee veterans who started the association set up everything for those of us that were to come later. It's been incredible learning from all the sacrifices they've made, not just during war, but after they returned. I'm thankful for all that they've done."