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Red Cross to Honor Lewis County Volunteers

Rainier Volunteer Event

The American Red Cross Mount Rainier Chapter will honor several Lewis County volunteers at its annual volunteer recognition event on Tuesday, July 24 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Best Western Plus Park Place Inn & Suites in Chehalis.

Several volunteers will be recognized for their service and dedication to the Red Cross including Bill Scarbrough of Centralia who will receive the prestigious “Volunteer of the Year” award. Scarbrough started volunteering with the Red Cross in February 2011 but has become an integral part of the organization in a short time helping with local and national disaster relief operations. He managed an emergency Red Cross shelter following a devastating multi-unit apartment fire in University Place, and last September, he deployed to Pennsylvania to support the relief efforts related to Hurricane Irene. Scarbrough also regularly provides office support.

“Volunteers are the heart of the American Red Cross,” said Tracy Peacock, chapter executive for the Mount Rainier Chapter. “We cannot do our life-saving work without them and are honored to recognize Bill and other volunteers who have helped make our community a safer, better place.”

The Honorable Judge James Lawler of the Lewis County Superior Court will speak at the event. Event sponsors include Alderson’s Awards West & Printwares, Best Western Plus Park Place Inn & Suites, Cardinal Glass – FG, Pioneer West and Washington Orthopaedic Center. Bobby Jackson of KELA/KMNT will serve as master of ceremony.

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