Late spring was a busy time for the Long Island Red Cross. In addition to dozens of local events and disaster responses, the chapter and its CEO were honored for their outstanding service to the people of Nassau and Suffolk counties.
John Miller, the Long Island Red Cross CEO, received the Outstanding CEO Award on May 15, 2014, from Long Island Business News. The award honors CEOs representing a variety of fields and industries who have done exemplary work with their organizations.
“This isn’t about me,” Miller said. “It’s about all our volunteers and the amazing work they do, day in and day out.”
Earlier, on May 9, Teatro Experimental Yerbabruja, Inc., an organization that utilizes arts programs to facilitate diversity and constructive social change among Long Island youth, presented the Long Island Red Cross with its Presidential Award; it also honored the Red Cross at the Puerto Rican/ Hispanic Day Parade. Finally, it recognized volunteers from St. Anne’s Parish Outreach in Brentwood, who were trained by the Red Cross to assist in the region during emergencies.
Miller said, “The Red Cross serves all communities on Long Island.”
“I’m proud to receive this award on behalf of the American Red Cross on Long Island,” Miller added, “And I’m equally happy to see St. Anne’s honored. During Hurricane Sandy the St. Anne’s team distributed Red Cross meals and supplies at the church, and is today ready to do more through continued training and preparedness outreach to the community.”
The Long Island Red Cross is headquartered in Mineola, New York and serves 2.8 million people in Suffolk and Nassau counties. It responds to a variety of local disasters and provides those affected with food, clothing, shelter and emotional support in times of crisis. It has also played (and continues to play) a major role in helping the region recover from Superstorm Sandy.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/li or visit us on Twitter at @LIRedCross.