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Brigham, Larry

Larry Brigham - Spirit Award 2013Larry Brigham is a committed and devoted Volunteer for over 20 years.  He has been a board member and chaired many committees for Lakehead Social Planning Council, including participating in Poverty Free Thunder Bay conducting presentations in various forums; Inter-Ministerial Planning and Action Committee, Child Advocacy Office of Ontario Government. Larry is a teacher at Fort William Baptist Church, Elder & Vice Chair at Central Free Church; member of the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army, and Lakehead Psychiatric Hospital and Co-coordinator of the Adult group at Redwood Park Church.  Larry supports the United Way as one of its public speaker and as a fundraiser. He volunteered on the Ontario College Counsellors Association, on the Ethics Committee. Larry is probably most well-known for his voluntary work in establishing the Regional Food Distribution Association (RFDA). Through his leadership and fundraising the amount of food provided has increased from a value of $ 235,000 to 1.7 M per year. The RFDA, also under his leadership moved into a renovated warehouse/kitchen facility and is fulfilling the mandate “no one goes hungry in our midst”. Larry Brigham received the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal, November 2012 for his outstanding contribution to community and country.