Last week you may have read about Audrey in the Toronto Star. We wanted to share with you news that she has received her award.
When Audrey Wilson was a young girl her parents taught her an important lesson.
“They taught me that if you make a commitment that you should keep it,” she said.
And kept it she has.
Audrey, from Toronto, has volunteered with the Red Cross for 54 years, in particular with the transportation program and several different committees. She was recently recognized for her commitment by being awarded the Order of the Red Cross, Officer Level during a ceremony in front of Red Cross staff, volunteers, family and friends.
Audrey first joined the Red Cross Toronto Region during the 1950s as a member of the Red Cross Corps. She assisted in many areas including the coordination of transportation for seniors and veterans, visiting and entertaining seniors in nursing homes, and first aid. She also served as a chairperson for North York and all of Ontario for the Red Cross Corps.
In recent years, she delivered health kits to those quarantined during the SARS crisis in 2003, assisted with answering phones following the tsunami disaster in 2004, and she continues to volunteer in the office as a member of the awards and transportation committees. She has received several awards for her commitment and service to the Red Cross.