COVID Warriors Recognized at The Salvation Army by P.E.I. Lieutenant Governor

COVID Warriors
by Maritime
Categories: 2022, News Archive
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In Summerside, P.E.I., volunteers and team members from The Salvation Army were recognized as COVID Warriors by the province’s Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Antoinette Perry.

Among those that received this honour were Salvation Army volunteers Kathy Cotton and Brenda Mumma and community family services worker Darlene MacDonald.

The province’s COVID Warrior Award program recognizes Islanders and Island organizations who have made a significant contribution to their community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Demonstrating exceptional leadership, performing outstanding acts of service, and helping make a major difference in the lives of their neighbours, co-workers, and others by providing assistance and lessening stresses.

Kensington Food Bank coordinators Paul and Theresa Cousins have worked with Kathy, Brenda, and Darlene over the last four years through The Salvation Army’s partnership with the food bank and were the ones that nominated them as COVID Warriors. “This award was for people who went above and beyond in their community – and we thought of them immediately,” shared Theresa. “Those three keep people going, happy and fed through their work at The Salvation Army.”

Excitement and disbelief came to mind when they found out they were being recognized as COVID Warriors. “We were shocked and honoured to receive this award,” said Darlene, Salvation Army community family services worker. “It is one thing to be recognized among your team, but it is an incredible feeling to be recognized by members of your community.”

Combined, Kathy, Brenda and Darlene have worked with The Salvation Army for over thirty-five years. They became great old friends during that time, and their bond was certainly tightened as they managed their location with a smaller team during the pandemic. “We stayed on during COVID-19 because we had been here the longest, but we keep coming back because we love what we do,” shared Brenda.

Recipients were also thanked on behalf of The Salvation Army for their contribution to the community they serve and the tremendous work that they do.

You, too, can become a hero behind the shield and help make an impactful difference in your community through highly fulfilling volunteer work with The Salvation Army. Please visit https://salvationarmy.ca/maritime/home/volunteer/  to learn more and apply today.