Richmond resident to be honoured by Canadian Blood Services
November 12, 2020
By Richmond News |
A Richmond resident is being honoured by the Canadian Blood Services for contributions to volunteering for the non-profit.
Americo Silva was set to be recognized on Friday at the services’ annual Honouring Canada’s Lifeline event that will be celebrated virtually for the first time.
However, the event, said organizers on Monday, has been postponed.
Silva, an immigrant from Portugal in 1967 who started volunteering with Canadian Blood Services (CBS) in 2002, told the Richmond News how he “always had in mind to help the people of our country, Canada, as to make it a better place for us all.”
He said he stuck with CBS for so long because saving lives is a “never an ending journey and we, as citizens of this beautiful and welcoming country, have a responsibility to care for those in need around us.
“If we are healthy and have time in our hands, I plan to do my part volunteering for as long as I can.”