On Saturday, March 17, 2018, the Hawaii Red Cross honored it's 2018 Volunteer Heroes at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. A welcome was provided by Governor David Ige and Mayor Kirk Caldwell present the Hawaii Red Cross with a Proclamation for March is Red Cross Month.
Each year, the Hawaii Red Cross honor heroes who have contributed to the American Red Cross mission through their actions and efforts. The kind, courageous, and selfless deeds of these heroes are directly linked to the Red Cross mission of preventing and alleviating human suffering. This event also recognized all Red Cross volunteers and supporters for their courage, kindness and unselfish character.
Volunteers of the Year:
Oahu – John Miller
Maui County – Merry Tamashiro
Big Island – Marty Moran
Kauai – Larry LaSota
Golden Volunteer Hero – Goldie Brangman Dumpson
Mission Hero – Tina Doty
Animal Hero – Ollie Bear Griggs
Youth Hero – Kylie Alarcon
Service to the Armed Forces Hero – Suzanne Rolsen
Behind the Scenes Hero – Irene Stielow
Rookie Hero – Paulette Dibibar
The event was emceed by Billy V of Hawaii News Now. Hero vignettes showcased the Red Cross heroes, also courtesy of Hawaii News Now.
Hero vignettes can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUoRslOpviZdFx6_Q-G4f5oE4Pk-7sNI2