André Gaulin honoured by Caritas
Last week, Stanstead’s André Gaulin received, along with nine other Townshippers, the Prix Abbé Deseve Cormier for his many years of work as a volunteer for Caritas Estrie. For more than forty years, Mr. Gaulin has been the main organizer for the Share the Bread
Campaign for all of the Stanstead sectors. At first, he was busy with the Fitch Bay and Ayer’s Cliff sectors, finally switching to only the Stanstead sector which is quite large. He also voluntarily helped to build up a social network of volunteers who can someday take over.
The awards were given to one representative from each of Caritas’ nine regions in the Estrie, as well as to the mayor of Sherbrooke, Bernard Sevigny, to highlight his participation as the Honorary President of the 50th anniversary of the Share the Bread Campaign.
This award commemorates the Abbé Deseve Cormier who, for forty years, was the general director of Caritas. He put in place 52 organizations or services for the most marginalized of society, such as the Moisson Estrie, La
Maison Aube-Lumiere, Secours Amitie, the Comptoir
Familial, La Villa Marie-Claire, and La Grande Table.
André Gaulin (at right) receives the Cormier from Caritas’ Gerald Robert.