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Red Cross to honor emergency management group


Aquidneck Island Emergency Volunteer Alliance to receive Community Resilience Hero Award

PROVIDENCE, RI (October 12, 2015) – The American Red Cross will honor the Aquidneck Island Emergency Volunteer Alliance with the Community Resilience Hero Award during the Fourth Annual Rhode Island Heroes Breakfast Friday, October 23 in Providence.

The Aquidneck Island Emergency Volunteer Alliance, made up of emergency management professionals from Portsmouth, Middletown and Newport, specializes in emergency management and is working together with their communities, the Red Cross and other partners to help keep the people living on the island safe, secure and prepared.

“By working with the Aquidneck Island Emergency Volunteer Alliance, we can ensure that a plan is in place in case of a disaster so that the communities can recover quickly and be prepared if a tragedy should arise,” said Tempie Thompson, executive director, American Red Cross Rhode Island. “Preparedness is a cornerstone of what we do at the Red Cross and the Aquidneck Island Emergency Management Group’s focus on preparedness and resilience makes them extremely worthy of this honor.”

The Aquidneck Island Emergency Volunteer Alliance, along with other local heroes will be honored at the Fourth Annual Rhode Island Heroes Breakfast Friday, October 23 at the Omni Providence Hotel, located at 1 West Exchange Street in Providence. The presenting sponsor at the event is Webster Bank. Other sponsors include Marcum, Amica Insurance, and Bank of America. Registration for this event and breakfast will be served starting at 7:30 AM. Tickets for the event must be purchased in advance and will be $40 each. To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit http://www.redcross.org/ri/heroes or contact Melissa Fazzio at Melissa.Fazzio@redcross.org .

 

About the American Red Cross Rhode Island Chapter: 

The first Red Cross office in Rhode Island opened in 1916. The Rhode Island Chapter serves all 39 cities and towns in Rhode Island, as well as Seekonk, Massachusetts. The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, visit www.redcross.org/ri or visit us on Twitter @RIRedCross.

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