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Six Volunteers Recognized at Annual Multicultural Potluck

Seattle Multicultural Potluck
In true multicultural fashion, the Red Cross would like to say gracias, merci, danke, xie xie, thank you!

The American Red Cross Serving King & Kitsap Counties honored six outstanding Red Cross volunteers at the annual Multicultural Potluck on Tuesday, May 15. Volunteers, staff and friends gathered together to enjoy food from around the world, listen to great music and recognize dedicated preparedness and Language Bank volunteers.

Volunteers who were recognized at the potluck included Enrique Aguilar, Leah Grossman, Yolanda Martinez, Vicki Lee, Mark Hamm and Zoila Herring. Each volunteer was honored for their extraordinary service to the community.

Enrique has been volunteering with the Red Cross since July 2011. His enthusiasm for volunteering for the American Red Cross is infectious. Enrique has gone above and beyond his duty by attending multiple Spanish Conversation Tables and the English Conversation Table and responding to requests for language interpretation and translation through the Language Bank.

Leah is a dependable, enthusiastic and flexible Language Bank volunteer. Within the last year, Leah has dedicated more than 70 hours of her free time to help the program run efficiently.

Yolanda has been volunteering with the Red Cross since December 1996, and is one of the Language Bank’s most committed and reliable editors. Thanks to Yolanda’s commitment to the Language Bank, clients can be assured their translations will be completed in a timely manner.

Vicki is an award-winning, leadership level volunteer who consistently gives of her time and energy to prepare the community for disasters. She is an inspirational volunteer because of her wide ranging community service and dedication to the Red Cross mission.

Mark and Zoila are a husband and wife team who volunteer together. They are fluent in Spanish and can often be found giving community disaster education presentations with Latino groups.

Thanks to Red Cross volunteer’s like these, our communities are more prepared for disasters and barriers in communication are no obstacle. In true multicultural fashion, the Red Cross would like to say gracias, merci, danke, xie xie, thank you!

To view more photos from the view, visit the Seattle Red Cross Flickr Photostream.