Hagerstown resident Bob McEnroe was presented with the American Red Cross of the Chesapeake Region’s Clara Tucker Award last night. This award is presented annually to recognize a volunteer who goes out of their way to share knowledge of Red Cross services with the community and who takes every opportunity to receive additional training.
McEnroe has been a volunteer Red Cross disaster responder since 1996. He has served as the chair of Washington County Disaster Services since September 2001. In 2004, McEnroe deployed for several weeks to Florida as a caseworker after massive hurricanes struck that state.
He also serves as the dispatcher for the Red Cross in Washington County so it’s not unusual for McEnroe to be on the phone in the middle of the night deploying his fellow volunteers to provide emergency shelter, food, clothing and counseling for a local family after a house fire.
Behind the scenes, McEnroe lead the Red Cross effort in Washington County to refresh the local chapter’s strategic plan. He is trained in government relations and has represented the Red Cross at the Washington County Emergency Operations Center during multiple disasters.
This is not the first time McEnroe has been recognized for his leadership within the Red Cross. He has also received the Exceptional Volunteer Award (2004) and the Beulah T. Meyers Award (2005), which is the Washington County Red Cross chapter’s highest honor.