Saskatchewan Examiner

Thursday, December 7, 2023

Canadian Red Cross gives its highest honor to 2 Saskatchewan residents

Barb Thompson and Doug Reid have done countless social well-being activities, actively participating in training 200 volunteers.

  • Social service doers Barb Thompson and Doug Reid were rewarded with Red Cross’ highest honor.
  • Sask resident who received Red Cross’ highest honor says that more people should help the less fortunate ones across the globe.
  • The Vice President of Red Cross says the 2 Sask residents are beyond the honor.
Red Cross Awards Its Highest Honour to Saskatchewan Residents | Country 600  CJWW
Two Saskatchewan residents who spent years helping others through many disasters have been rewarded by Red Cross’ highest honor.

Two Saskatchewan humanitarians have acquired the best honor from the Canadian Red Cross.

Barb Thompson and Doug Reid join a small organization of Canadians who’re participants of the Order of the Red Cross.

Both facilitators have dedicated limitless hours to humans throughout the nation and that has educated more than 2 hundred volunteers. Reid has spent around 14 years with the organization.

Starting in administration, he helped form the destiny of the Red Cross in Saskatchewan by being a robust voice in the merging of the 2 places in the province. Reid stated that it’s excellent to have the honor however highlighted that it wasn’t about him, it is about how society is assisting the much less fortunate not only in Canada but also across the world. As for Thompson, she has spent the maximum of her life being a member of the Red Cross family, beginning in essential faculty at the side of her family.

She is identified for her work in catastrophe control and schooling throughout Canada.

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Having labored through many natural disasters and helped hundreds of humans along the way, some moments stick out for the pair.

For Reid, it become the North Battleford floods in 2010 that delivered over 60 millimeters of rain and flooded around 2 hundred homes.

Thompson recollected a reminiscence that, to her, represents the Red Cross’s purpose. A guy she presumes in his 50s lost his residence and job to wildfires in Kamloops, B.C. She stated that he got here without hope, shoulder drooping, lackluster expression on his face, however, whilst he went out he was brimming with pleasure and confidence.

According to Luc Mullinder, vice-president of the Saskatchewan Red Cross, the 2 are past deserving of the award.

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