Emergency Management Exemplary Service Award - Resilient Communities
Updated: May 27, 2018
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Emergency Management
Exemplary Service Award
Mrs. Pollon founded the Bridges of Love Ministry in 2004, which provides Community Emergency Response Team training (CERT) for volunteers who want the capacity to positively respond in times of disaster. The Bridges of Love Ministry consists of over 50 churches and over 50 trained CERT volunteers who are coordinated, equipped, and ready to respond to disasters in Alberta. Following the 2013 Alberta floods, the Bridges of Love Ministry coordinated a virtual donation website, making the connection between donors, flood victims and volunteers, while avoiding stockpiles.  Mrs. Pollon's work to develop an integrated network of local churches has complemented and strengthened existing secular emergency management organizations to enhance community resilience in the event of an emergency.