The American Red Cross of the Southern Tier acknowledged the humanitarian efforts of several Red Cross volunteers and supporters from throughout the Southern Tier at the chapter’s annual Volunteer Salute on Sept. 24 at Tioga Downs in Nichols.
Volunteers comprise 94 percent of the Southern Tier Chapter’s workforce, and the chapter’s success in delivering Red Cross services to residents in Broome, Chenango, Tompkins, and Tioga counties is dependent on the commitment, energy and enthusiasm of the chapter’s 455 volunteers.
“The Red Cross mission is to alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors,” said Shelley Bierwiler, Community Executive of the Southern Tier Chapter. “We accomplish that mission only because of the dedication of our volunteers who make themselves available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies and natural disasters in the Southern Tier.”
Here are the Southern Tier Chapter volunteers and supporters who were recognized Sept. 24 for their extraordinary work in the past year:
The American Red Cross has a variety of volunteer opportunities for adults, youth (under age 18) and youth groups. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer should click here or or call the American Red Cross of the Southern Tier at 607-785-7207.
Photo: American Red Cross of the Southern Tier Volunteer Salute award winners gather for a team photo. (Photo courtesy of Rebecca Snow, Regional Volunteer Director).