North Battleford resident honoured with highest Red Cross award

Topics: Saskatchewan, Volunteer
September 15, 2014


(Saskatoon, Sept. 15, 2014) North Battleford resident, Rose Benson, received the Order of Red Cross at a ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.
 
The award is the highest level recognition for volunteer service to the Canadian Red Cross. Rose received the award for her extraordinary contributions to the Red Cross over the past 30 years as a volunteer and leader.
 
“I’ve always been driven to help vulnerable people, the ones who genuinely need help and being a part of Red Cross has allowed me to do that. To be honoured with this award is just an amazing bonus,” said Benson.
 
As a long time volunteer for the Red Cross, Benson has helped families during disasters, taught youth about preventing bullying, trained Babysitters and taught First Aid. She has also worked to establish partnerships, promote and further Red Cross programs and services, raise funds, and recruit volunteers.
 
“Rose is an amazing person who genuinely cares for everyone. She has been vital to Red Cross work in Saskatchewan and we feel honoured that she chose to spend her time with us,” said Cindy Fuchs, Red Cross provincial director.
 
The Order of Red Cross recognizes outstanding performance among all volunteers through superior contributions in volunteerism or leadership from a local to a national level. No more than 20 of these awards are granted across the country in any one year.

For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:


Candace Lamb
Canadian Red Cross
306-721-1636
candace.lamb@redcross.ca