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Local Honoree Announced for Prudential Spirit of Community Award

Prudential Spirit of Community Award

The American Red Cross Louisville Area Chapter is pleased to announce Reagan Roy as our nominee for the 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. Created in 1995, the awards program is the United States' largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. Reagan has been a volunteer with the chapter since 2012 and has consistently upheld the values and mission of the American Red Cross. He has served well over 146 hours qualifying him to receive the President's Volunteer Service Award.

As a Red Cross volunteer Reagan is all over the place! He volunteers as an individual as well as with the Chapter Club Council where he serves as President. His service with the Red Cross includes acting as a community educator for the Pillowcase Project, Restoring Family Links and Whales Tales which teaches water safety rules to children. He has received training in International Humanitarian Law, CPR and First Aid, Mock Shelte r operation, and Community Disaster Education. He has also been a helping hand at our annual Holiday Party for families affected by home fires, the Donorama Blood Drive and the Old Kentucky Home Bicycle Tour SAG Stop. He frequently serves as the Red Cross mascot at local events.

Apart from his service with the Red Cross, Reagan runs a radio show with his sister Madison on WLOU every Saturday from 2:30-3 p.m. The show connects youth around the area and brings awareness to the importance of volunteering. Reagan and Madison have also written and published several books about Leukemia and Sickle Cell Anemia. They volunteer a considerable amount of time each year fighting to increase awareness of these diseases and raising funds for a cure. They have raised around $18,000 for these causes with proceeds from their books and other fundraising efforts.

Last summer Reagan also worked to establish a community garden and reading corner in West Louisville with the local non-profit Fuller Center for Housing. He collects items for Christmas stuffers for the Boys and Girls Haven each year and writes for local newspaper, the American Baptist.

We are amazed at Reagan’s ability to give of himself and his time. It is because of this that we have nominated him for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. He never misses an opportunity to give to his community and always does so with a positive and energetic attitude. We believe he embodies the spirit of service to a T. We are proud to showcase his efforts and glad to have him on the Red Cross team!

Reagan’s recognition as a local Prudential Spirit Award Honoree qualifies him to be chosen as the 2014 Kentucky honoree. State honorees will be announced in early February. State honorees receive an award of $1,000, an engraved silver medallion, and an all-expense paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C. for national recognition events. For more information on the Prudential Spirit Award Scholarship, visit http://spirit.prudential.com/view/page/soc/14830.