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Resident’s gratitude nets reward for helpful ‘good guy’

July 24th, 2020

In a world full of good intentions, it’s the actions that matter. And the selfless actions of the maintenance man/bus driver at Points West Living Moose Jaw have not gone unnoticed by residents. Back in May, they entered his name in a recognition program for people who are making a difference in their communities during the COVID pandemic’.

Making life a little brighter during COVID

The program, ‘Co-op Helps’ was launched by Co-op (Federated Co-operatives Limited) to ‘say thanks to somebody making your life a little easier or a little brighter’ during COVID. Co-op members and customers were encouraged to nominate their candidates during the entry period in mid-May. Resident Denise LeBrun entered Larry Johnson’s name.

Going above and beyond to help residents

“Larry really goes above and beyond every day to help out the residents in our community,” says Paula Hooper, recreation/office administrator. “He not only fixes building issues quickly, but also TV problems, changing batteries, carrying heavier packages or groceries to residents’ suites, or he just sits and talks with them.”

Co-op gave out $100 gift cards to 1250 nominated ‘helpers’ across Western Canada, and Larry was the deserving recipient of one of those cards, which Denise presented at a special luncheon on July 3.

Congratulations, and thank you Larry!

Photo: Larry Johnson is the much appreciated bus driver and maintenance man at PWL Moose Jaw. He was “humbled, appreciative and honoured” to receive the Co-op Helps gift certificate after being nominated by resident Denise LeBrun (inset).

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