Roy honors typhoon aid activist Saxton
Saturday , January 25, 2014 - 3:53 PM
ROY – The city passed a special resolution recently honoring Roy resident Chase Saxton for his commitment and service to the people of the Philippines.
Saxton, 23, took a group on a special service trip in early December to assist in relief efforts after the destruction of Typhoon Haiyan. His efforts, and those of his 18 fellow volunteers, were profiled in a series of stories, photos and videos by Standard-Examiner visual journalist Dylan Brown, who accompanied them on the trip. This special project can be viewed at www.standard.net/topics/aid-mission.
Saxton served an LDS Church mission to the area and wanted to help the people he had become so close to during that time, said Mayor Willard Cragun.
Saxton is a graduate of Roy High School and has been involved with volunteering with the Boys and Girls Club in Roy as well and is a resident of the city. He is the son of longtime Standard-Examiner reporter Bryon Saxton.
Cragun honored Saxton saying how much the city appreciates how he represented not only Roy, but also the state and the country.
City Councilman John Cordova read the plaque and resolution at the council meeting listing the areas of service Saxton gave to the people of the Philippines, which included help with physical relief efforts and also his service as a translator to other English-speaking groups helping as well.
“Chase is an example of our young people getting involved and our council and our city really appreciates it,” Cragun said.