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Local Red Cross to Honor Volunteers Wednesday Evening

We are so thankful for everything our volunteers do to support this community 365 days a year

The American Red Cross, Greater Rochester Chapter is planning to honor the dedicated volunteers who make the mission of the Red Cross possible Wednesday evening during the 2013 Volunteer Appreciation and Recognition Event.

“Volunteers truly are the backbone of the Red Cross,” said Nancy Blaschak, Regional CEO. “These are the folks who get up in the middle of the night to help a family that just lost everything in a fire, make that connection to bring a serviceman home to be there for the birth of his child and so much more, all out of the goodness of their hearts. We are so thankful for everything our volunteers do to support this community 365 days a year.”

WHAT: 2013 Volunteer Recognition and Appreciation Event

WHEN: Wednesday, September 25, 5:30pm-Hors d’oeuvres Reception, 6:20pm-Award Presentations

WHERE: Strong National Museum of Play, One Manhattan Square, Rochester, NY 14607

WHY: During the ceremony to show its appreciation for the nearly 2000 volunteers in the Finger Lakes region, the American Red Cross, Greater Rochester Chapter will be giving special recognition to volunteers with milestone years of service to the organization, as well as presenting the following awards for meritorious volunteer service:

• The Stabins Blood Drive Volunteer Award for outstanding service and a commitment to donors, staff and fellow volunteers will be presented to Mildred Blaylock and Martha Schafer.

• The Partnership Award for a group or organization that has collaborated with the Red Cross and demonstrated a commitment to the Chapter and the community will be presented to the Rochester City School District.

• Special Citations for Exceptional Volunteer Service will be awarded to Russell Camp and William Platt