We Have Always Volunteered Here - Evelyn Johnson

Topics: Saskatchewan, Volunteer
Michelle Palansky | April 20, 2021

As part of National Volunteer Week, April 18-24, the Canadian Red Cross is celebrating volunteers, both present and past.
One of those volunteers is Evelyn Johnson.
Born in 1916, she and her husband Lorne Johnson moved to Regina after World War l and were very active in the arts and culture sectors. They established the Johnson Foundation, over 50 years ago, to offer continuing support to arts and culture, which continues to this day.

Along with her work in the arts, Evelyn served on the Advisory Committee for Red Cross in Saskatchewan, from 1926-1934. This board was the precursor to our present-day executive cabinet which supports Red Cross work in this province.
This past year, the Lorne and Evelyn Johnson Foundation donated $10,000 to the Red Cross to support personal disaster assistance in Saskatchewan. People affected by a personal disaster like a house fire can reach out to the Canadian Red Cross for immediate assistance with food, shelter, clothing, and essential supplies.
Volunteer with the Red Cross today. Learn more at redcross.ca/volunteer.

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