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Long Island Red Cross Welcomes New Board Member

Long Island Red Cross Welcomes New Board Member.
"It will be an honor to serve on the board."

The American Red Cross on Long Island recently welcomed Butch Yamali, President of the Dover Group, to its board of directors.

The Long Island Red Cross board of directors comprises 35 business and community leaders who volunteer their time to help oversee the organization’s mission on Long Island. The Long Island Red Cross responds to approximately 200 disasters a year, and serves more than 2.8 million residents.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Butch to our Board of Directors,” said John Miller, CEO of the Long Island Red Cross. “I know that his experience and enthusiasm will help to further the mission of the Long Island Red Cross in countless ways.”

"As a person dedicated to public service in both my business and personal life, there's no organization that provides for the health, safety and well-being of others than the Red Cross. It will be an honor to serve on the board,” said Yamali.

Butch Yamali

A lifelong resident of Nassau County, Butch Yamali is President of the Dover Group.

Based in Freeport, N.Y., Dover Group consists of a number of successful catering halls, restaurants and businesses including the Coral House in Baldwin, The Sands on Lido Beach Catering Hall, Malibu Shore Club, Camp Malibu, MaliBlue Oyster Bar, Hudson’s on the Mile, Dover Caterers, Quick Snack Vending, Carnival Ice Cream and most recently, Peter's Clam Bar in Island Park. The Dover Group is one of the largest food operations—hospitality, catering, vending, and ice cream—providers in the Metropolitan area.

Along with his role as Long Island Red Cross board member, Yamali also serves as Merrick Union Free School District Board President.

Yamali, is a father of three, resides in Merrick with his wife Linda.

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 or visit us on Twitter, @LIRedCross.