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Long Island Red Cross to Honor Long Island Partners on April 10

Long Island Red Cross to Honor Long island Partners on April 10.

The American Red Cross on Long Island will honor Joseph Stanco, President & CEO, Rallye Auto Group, and Aimee DiBartolomeo-Cody, President & Owner, Premier Benefit Plans, at its 2014 Red & White Dinner Dance, to be held April 10, 2014 at Carlyle on the Green, Bethpage State Park, in Farmingdale, N.Y.

Stanco will receive the prestigious Long Island Humanitarian Award. The Long Island Red Cross presents this award to an outstanding individual who has made a significant impact on Long Island, exemplifies the core values of the Red Cross and is a leader and mentor within the community.

John Miller, CEO of the Long Island Red Cross explained: “Throughout its longstanding partnership with the Long Island Red Cross, Rallye Auto Group President and CEO Joseph Stanco has been at the forefront of our joint efforts. Joe's passion for his community, his compassion and his ability to lead by example make him an ideal recipient of this award. He has a tremendous heart.”

Stanco commented on the award: “It is truly an honor to receive this award from such a great organization as the Red Cross, but this is really a team effort. Many of our customers and employees have lent us a hand in giving back to the community we’ve been in for over 55 years. For that, I am truly grateful.”

Ms. Aimee DiBartolomeo-Cody, president and owner, Premier Benefit Plans, will receive the Good Neighbor Award. This award is given to an organization outside of the American Red Cross that has made a significant contribution to the community in support of the American Red Cross.

DiBartolomeo-Cody is a valued board member of the Red Cross on Long Island. “Aimee and Premier Benefit Plans have been long-time supporters of the organization,” Miller said. “Premier Benefit Plans has long been an excellent model for corporate social responsibility. Aimee is an effective executive in her business and a true community leader.”

“I am honored to accept the Good Neighbor award,” DiBartolomeo-Cody said. “I have been inspired by the care and compassion of the Red Cross volunteers and employees during the many crisis and disasters over the years. It has been a privilege to serve on the board and be a volunteer to help the organization carry out its mission of helping people in their greatest hour of need.”

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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 at @LIRedCross.