Award nom­i­nee a soldier for Salvos

Wanneroo Weekender - - Opinion -

HEATHER Don­ald­son, of Con­nolly, has vol­un­teered with the Sal­va­tion Army Emer­gency Ser­vices (SAES) for eight years.

Nom­i­nated for the peo­ple’s choice spirit of vol­un­teer­ing award in Vol­un­teer­ing WA’s an­nual awards this year, Ms Don­ald­son has had a range of roles help­ing front­line SAES staff pro­vide ur­gent as­sis­tance to peo­ple in emer­gency and dis­as­ter sit­u­a­tions.

She started by at­tend­ing emer­gency scenes to feed fire­fight­ers, po­lice, State Emer­gency Ser­vices and other front­line staff at any time of the day and night, and of­ten in dif­fi­cult con­di­tions.

Ms Don­ald­son now co-or­di­nates vol­un­teers at fires and other emer­gency events across the state, as well fill­ing a paid ac­counts po­si­tion with SAES.

Her ef­forts have earned her the ad­mi­ra­tion of the en­tire emer­gency ser­vices com­mu­nity and she is re­garded as one of the most valu­able as­sets within the SAES.

She is one nine fi­nal­ists in the award cat­e­gory and peo­ple can vote for their pre­ferred win­ner un­til April 30, with win­ners to be an­nounced on May 10. www.vol­un­teer­ingwa.org.au.

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