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Red Cross Recognizes New York City Volunteers

Red Cross Recognizes New York City Volunteers.

Oonagh Turitto, recipient of the Clara Barton Award, the highest honor for a Red Cross volunteer. (Photo: Yulduz Zaripova)

"...the work you do to deliver the mission of the Red Cross is incredible and important."

On Wednesday night, March 16, the American Red Cross honored outstanding New York City volunteers at a dinner held at their NYC headquarters in midtown Manhattan. More than 200 people attended the event to recognize the volunteers who went above and beyond the call of duty to help their neighbors and friends in need this past year.

“Whether you serve in disaster or Service to the Armed Forces or International Services or in a support role or as part of a Red Cross Club, the work you do to deliver the mission of the Red Cross is incredible and important,” said regional CEO Josh Lockwood as he kicked off the event.

Before presenting the awards, Josh introduced John ”Ozzy” Osborn, chairman of the board of directors for the Greater New York Red Cross who is also an active Red Cross volunteer. As part of his support, John and his team at BBDO have provided hundreds of hours of service to the Red Cross to help elevate the mission of the organization. John also recognized Jennifer Rademaker, a fellow board member in the audience.

The award recipients were:

Blood Services Award - Marsha Fromowitz (QUEENS)

Clara Barton Honor Award for Meritorious Volunteer Leadership -Oonagh Turitto (QUEENS)

Disaster Cycle Services Award - Carmela Grande (MANHATTAN)

Emerging Leader Award - Henry Chu (QUEENS)

Good Neighbor Award- Hope Worldwide

Community Preparedness Award - Michael DeLeon (BRONX)

Home Fire Campaign Award -Jose Gonzalez (BRONX)

International Services Award -Ana Edmonds (MANHATTAN)

Leadership Award -Nancy Soto (BROOKLYN)

Outstanding Red Cross Campus Club Award – Hunter College

Outstanding Red Cross Campus Club Leader Award – Yosef Cohen, Yeshiva University

Outstanding High School Club Leader Award – Luisa Healey & Anika Rivera

Outstanding Red Cross High School Club Award – Brooklyn Technical High School

Service to the Armed Forces Award – Anthony Delgado (QUEENS)

Support Services Award – Janet Schoor (BROOKLYN)

Corporate Partnership Award – Ivy Cheng, Audit Manager, Deloitte Services LLP

For more photos from the event, click here.