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Wendy Addison

Wendy Addison - Spirit of Thunder Bay Award 2015Wendy is a retired teacher who became actively involved with Canadian Red Cross, Thunder Bay Branch in 2001. She is available at any emergency, day or night, to clients who face disaster.  Wendy is a reliable, caring and dedicated volunteer who is extremely efficient in her role as supervisor of the Disaster Management ERT (Emergency Response Team).  She is also on call for the Personal Disaster Assistance Team and contributes hundreds of hours doing Personal Preparedness workshops.   During Northern Ontario floods, Wendy schedules and manages shelter and reception centres and books flights and accommodations for everyone who assists with the disaster team. Wendy maintains all files and organizes volunteer training workshops.  From 2006 through 2015 Wendy participated in flood and fire disaster responses for Thunder Bay, Sandy Lake, Kashechewan, Attawapiskat and the whole of James Bay.