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Red Cross Volunteers on Long Island Honored

Red Cross Volunteers on Long Island Honored.
"It can never be said often enough—our volunteers truly are the best."

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The American Red Cross on Long Island celebrated its dedicated volunteers March 1 at its annual Volunteer Recognition event. Approximately 115 people attended the event, which was held in Woodbury, N.Y., and honors Long Island’s Red Cross volunteers who help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.

Special recognition was given to 11 volunteers, two Red Cross Clubs and one partner organization for their extraordinary commitment to carrying out the Red Cross mission of helping people down the street, across the country and around the world.

“It can never be said often enough—our volunteers truly are the best,” said John Miller, CEO of the Long Island Red Cross, addressing the attendees. “Today we celebrate the achievements of all of you who worked so hard throughout the year—responding to disasters, teaching preparedness and lifesaving skills, connecting service members and their families and so much more.”

“I am inspired by the dedication of today’s honorees,” said Josh Lockwood, Regional Greater NY Red Cross CEO, during the presentation. “You represent just a few of the 8,000 Greater NY volunteers who give your time, energy and passion to our region.”

Lockwood added, “It’s appropriate that this event is taking place at the start of March, which is National Red Cross Month. President Franklin Roosevelt declared March Red Cross Month in 1943, and, every year since, across the country, the lifesaving mission of the Red Cross is celebrated in March, along with our Everyday Heroes — our amazing volunteers and employees, who reach out to help our neighbors in their darkest hours.”

Award Recipients:

Clara Barton - Celia Vollmer

Mr. & Mrs. Henry P. Davison - Deborah Hayden

Leadership - Sal Montoro

Service to the Armed Forces - Robert Martinsen

Outstanding Community Organization - Brentwood Public Library

Emerging Leader - Tom Hlenski

Disaster Services - Mitchell Carr

Support Services - Eleanor Kohansky

Biomedical/Blood Services - Joyce Guerriere

Outstanding High School Red Cross Club - Walt Whitman High School

Outstanding High School Red Cross Club Leader - Daniel Hoskepazi

Outstanding Red Cross Campus Club - New York Institute of Technology

Outstanding Red Cross Campus Club Leader - Cortney Crespo

Florence Cohen Memorial Youth Scholarship - Cortney Crespo