Bermuda Red Cross Manager Receives Coin

August 14, 2020

Diane Gordon of the Bermuda Red Cross has received a British Red Cross 150th anniversary commemorative coin “in recognition for her contribution, dedication and passion to the organization.”

A spokesperson said, “Diane Gordon, Disaster Manager, was one of 150 staff and volunteers selected out of 230 persons nominated to receive a British Red Cross 150th anniversary commemorative coin in recognition for her contribution, dedication and passion to the organization.

“Her commitment exemplifies the work and values of the Bermuda Red Cross, a branch of British Red Cross.”

Ms. Gordon’s nomination form said, “From the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Diane has committed herself 150% to our work in the community. She corralled her 42 responder volunteers and went out into the communities to deliver masks to the most vulnerable – our seniors and to the essential worker agencies.

“She said yes to the Ministry of Health and Ministry of National Security when asked to take on another task. She worked 14 to 18-hour days and she did so with a smile. She was patient and kind when speaking to the Ministries, agencies or seniors and she ensured the communities in which we work were well and taking care of themselves.

“She is a true leader and is deserving of the respect she received from the volunteers, essential service and first responder workers and even more so from the seniors with whom she was in contact.”

The spokesperson said, “Ann Spencer-Arscott, Executive Director, and Diane Gordon, Disaster Manager, were two of the more than 50 representatives from 30 non-profits who applied and were accepted to attend the Ignite Sprint Programme for Non-Profits.

“This was a customized 4-week sprint programme developed to provide non-profit organizations with key skills to enable growth mindsets, provide models and encourage new behaviours necessary in the current environment.

“The aim of the process was to ensure the community leaders were better able to manage their organizations in an under certain environment and remain agile throughout the period of transition.

“Out of the Sprint programme, non-profits were invited to apply for the Ignite Business Accelerator Programme – Cohort 3. Ann Spencer-Arscott was accepted into the programme, which starts on September 9 with a two-day boot camp and runs through to February 2021.”

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