The Red Cross ap­pre­ci­ates its vol­un­teers

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS -

Be­cause it is Na­tional Vol­un­teer Week, the Cana­dian Red Cross, Que­bec Di­vi­sion, would like to high­light the involvement of their vol­un­teers by pro­mot­ing their pre­cious work with a new, elec­tronic card.

In the Estrie re­gion, Marie-Eve Charest, Vicky Chainey and Francine Goulet have cho­sen, like other vol­un­teers in their sec­tion, to give their time to the big­gest hu­man­i­tar­ian or­ga­ni­za­tion that helps vic­tims dur­ing their most dif­fi­cult times.

In Que­bec, Red Cross vol­un­teers form a net­work of 5000 peo­ple in­volved in their com­mu­ni­ties. They are at the heart of the hu­man­i­tar­ian ac­tion of the Red Cross. They can be called to come to the aid of peo­ple whose lives have been turned up­side down. They as­sure that peo­ple at pub­lic events re­ceive first aid, they or­ga­nize and par­tic­i­pate in fundrais­ers, and they raise aware­ness about the mis­sion of the Cana­dian Red Cross.

“Ev­ery­one finds their place with the Red Cross. Re­gard­less of the ac­tiv­ity, all the vol­un­teers put their best foot for­ward to ac­com­plish the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s mis­sion. More­over, when wear­ing the Red Cross’ tu­nic, they be­come bea­cons of hu­man­ity and hope for all those around them and for those they come to help,” com­mented My­lene Tur­cotte, pres­i­dent of the Con­seil du Que­bec de la Croix Rouge.

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