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Hawaii Red Cross Honors Volunteer Heroes

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The Red Cross honor heroes who have contributed to their mission through their actions and efforts.

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

Volunteer Heroes: 

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