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Three Red Cross Volunteers Honored at Greenwich Volunteer Day

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L to R: Andrew Sindell, Metro NY North Manager, Volunteer Resources & Youth Services; volunteer Mary Racho, awardee–honorable mention; volunteer Sue Rogers, awardee–Outstanding Individual Senior Volunteer; & Mary Young, CEO, Metro NY North Red Cross

"Our extraordinary volunteers are an inspiration to us all.”

American Red Cross Metro New York North chapter volunteers Sue Rogers, Mary Racho and Sharon Larsen were honored Mon., Oct. 7, by The Volunteer Center of Stamford at its 16th Annual Greenwich Volunteer Day Awards.

The ceremony, which took place at the Town Hall in Greenwich, Conn., was organized by The Volunteer Center of Stamford and Bridget Fox, its executive vice president, along with the Greenwich United Way and its president, Stuart Adelberg.

"Volunteerism is the heart of the Greenwich community,” said First Selectman Peter Tesei, who read a Greenwich Volunteer Day proclamation at the event. “What makes this community is its people, who have given of themselves for others in the community."

Mary Young, CEO of the Red Cross Metro New York North chapter, said: "Our extraordinary volunteers are an inspiration to us all.”

Red Cross volunteer Sue Rogers received the Outstanding Individual Senior Volunteer award, which recognizes the achievement and dedication of those 62 years and older who have contributed to the improvement of the Greenwich community. Sue, a three-year-plus Red Cross volunteer, is active in the Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces program, as well as being the lead Red Cross volunteer for blood drives in Greenwich.

Metro New York North volunteers Mary Racho, a Disaster Action Team (DAT) member and the lead on First Aid Stand Program, and Sharon Larsen, who staffs the front desk, received honorable mentions.

“I am so very proud of Sue, whose boundless energy and compassion makes a difference every day,” said Mary Young. “We sleep easier knowing that Mary is on our DAT and works with community partners. And Sharon's warm and welcoming manner to those who call our office puts everyone at ease. I was happy to share this day with them."