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April 22, 2021

In celebration of National Volunteer Week (April 18-24), Georgetown’s very own Gord Cummings was honoured with a Community Development Halton – Halton Volunteer Impact Award. And Links2Care knows first-hand that it was fully-deserved!

Gord Cummings, Meals Volunteer
Meals Volunteer extraordinaire, Gord Cummings, in front of our Georgetown Care Connections of Halton Hills community hub.

Gord Cummings joined us at Links2care as a Meals on Wheels volunteer in May 2007 and has been an incredibly reliable, professional, and extra-friendly volunteer ever since.

In this time of chaos and uncertainly, when many were very understandably anxious about continuing their community work, Gord graciously adapted to all the changes and regulatory parameters necessary to keep our programs running smoothly and safely throughout the pandemic.

Several mornings a week, Gord picks up all our midday meals in Milton and brings them to our offices in Georgetown so that they can be delivered to the homes of our seniors and adults with disabilities in time for lunch by other volunteers. And if we are ever short a volunteer, we know that we can always count on Gord to help in a pinch, delivering meals to our Acton office or directly to clients. And we’ve certainly taken advantage of Gord’s flexibility and generosity many times over the past year!

Additionally, Gord has been invaluable to the success of our Congregate Dining Program, picking up catered meals from a designated restaurant and delivering to the seniors’ buildings for their evening dinner. We’ve even caught Gord cleaning the delivery bags when they needed it.

We really appreciate all of Gord’s unwavering efforts and his dependability and willingness to adapt during the past year. And perhaps even more, we also are grateful for his conversation skills, sense of humour, commitment to the environment and genuine people skills. And because this is a time of chaos and uncertainly, many need our services all the more – both the practical necessity of the food as well as the comfort of the social connection. Links2Care could not continue to provide these vital services without the selfless dedication of people like Gord Cummings. From all of us here at Links2Care, thank you so much, Gord.

Check out Cogeco’s YourTV Halton video about Gord’s award.

We also invite you to watch this small but heartfelt expression of our sincere gratitude for all of our incredible volunteers.