The Canadian Red Cross has recognized two Manitobans with the 2014 Red Cross Humanitarian of the Year and Young Humanitarian of the Year Awards.
The recipients are Susan Lewis for Humanitarian Award, and Muuxi Adam for Young Humanitarian Award.
Susan Lewis has been helping Manitobans through the charitable organization United Way for the past 40 years. She became campaign manager in 1974, and president of the United Way of Winnipeg in 1985, a position she just retired from earlier this year.
Muuxi Adam works to help refugees in other parts of the world by building a school for refugee children in Kenya, through the organization he co-founded, Humankind International Inc. In Winnipeg, Adam helps newcomers to Canada, especially youth, through the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba.
The annual Canadian Red Cross Power of Humanity Luncheon was presented by Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries, on September 10th at the Victoria Inn. That’s where CKUW caught up with these two dedicated Manitobans, who offer their thoughts and insights into the work that they do, in this in-depth interview with Julien Cooper.