VON Flag being held up

The week of May 22 to May 28, 2022, has been proclaimed VON Week by Mayor David Kogon in the Town of Amherst.

VON Flag being held up
Pictured above: Participating in the flag raising were Mayor David Kogon, Tammy Elliott, VON home support worker, Mischa Zeltner, VON board member, Mona Teed, VON senior manager and Jane Brine, VON service delivery supervisor.

“VON Canada has served this country for 125 years, while VON site nurses, home support workers, other staff and volunteers have been caring for the lives and well-being of Amherst and area residents for 84 years,” Mayor David Kogon said on May 20, 2022, as he signed the proclamation on behalf of the Amherst town council.

“In proclaiming VON Week, we are acknowledging the incredible care VON staff and volunteers deliver to keep people healthy and safe at home. That recognition is even more important as we continue to experience the COVID-19 pandemic because they are right in the thick of it. The VON flag was raised over the Town of Amherst on May 24, 2022, in recognition of VON Week, which concluded on May 28, 2022.

“I would encourage all residents of the surrounding area to support the VON in our communities by going online and virtually thanking them for their service and by financially supporting VON Cumberland’s charitable programs.”