Longtime Airdrian Sue Ferguson believes in the power of volunteering. She learned the importance of contributing to the community early, having been raised to give back and doing so with such organizations as her local fire department and Meals on Wheels.

After living here 24 years and raising her children in Airdrie, Ferguson’s commitment to the community is well established. She has been volunteering with Airdrie & District Victims Assistance Society (ADVAS) for a decade, helping those impacted by tragedies trauma. Her duties have included everything from sitting with families who have lost a loved one in an accident to attending court for and with victims of crime.

Ferguson continues her involvement with the organization because she sees its value.

“I meet people at the very worst point of their life,” she says. “I know that I have helped get them from hurt to hope.”

Michelle Wagner says Ferguson is a wonderful addition to ADVAS.

“[Ferguson] is understanding, compassionate, caring and fun,” says Wagner. “She has shown outstanding efforts to reach out to victims and has extended above and beyond what is expected of her in this volunteer role.”