Red Cross searching for next Humanitarian Award recipients

Topics: Saskatchewan, Philanthropy News
January 21, 2015

(Regina, January 21, 2015) The Canadian Red Cross in Saskatchewan is once again asking the public for nominations for the prestigious Young Humanitarian of the Year Award and the Humanitarian of the Year Award. These awards will be presented at the Red Cross Power of Humanity Gala happening in November 2015.

"We are looking for people who not only demonstrate community spirit, we’re looking for those who go above and beyond the call of duty to show compassion for others  people who strive every day to make their community a better place to live," said Cindy Fuchs, Provincial Director of the Red Cross in Saskatchewan.

Nomination forms are available until February 28, 2015, at 306-721-1629 or tim.johnson@redcross.ca.

The Canadian Red Cross Humanitarian and Young Humanitarian of the Year awards will be presented to two individuals in Saskatchewan who have demonstrated the spirit of humanity in a local, national or international capacity by:

  • Promoting mutual understanding, friendship, cooperation and lasting peace among all peoples
  • Contributing to the alleviation of human suffering, protection of life, or the promotion of health
  • Educating the public on the meaning and importance of humanity and human dignity
  • Promoting respect for human beings

“The Red Cross hosts the Power of Humanity Gala each year to inspire individuals to pursue humanitarian goals and recognize the spirit of humanity in Saskatchewan,” said Fuchs. “It also generates funds to further the humanitarian work of the Red Cross in across Saskatchewan.”

As the world’s largest humanitarian movement, the Red Cross/Red Crescent has close to 100 million volunteers in 187 countries around the world. Canadian Red Cross volunteers have worked as part of this movement for more than 100 years and continue to provide community-base services and assistance while also supporting the larger international movement through disaster appeals, and health and development programs.

Volunteer opportunities exist at all levels of the Canadian Red Cross and suit a variety of interests, availability, skills and experience.  From local program delivery to disaster response, there are a wide range of volunteer positions that provide a meaningful way for people to help improve the lives of vulnerable people. For current volunteer opportunities, visit www.redcross.ca.


For more information, please contact:
Tim Johnson
Public Affairs and Development Coordinator
Canadian Red Cross | Croix-Rouge canadienne
Tim.Johnson@redcross.ca
T 306- 721-1629 | @RedCrossSK
www.redcross.ca | www.croixrouge.ca