American Red Cross Tiffany Circle Member, Sandra Fennell, gave her Challenge Coin to General James E. Livingston at the 2015 Medal of Honor Bowl Gala.
“When I met General Livingston, the only Medal of Honor Recipient from South Carolina at the event, I knew that he deserved the Tiffany Circle Challenge Coin for everything that he has done for our country,” said Fennell.
Challenge Coins are awarded for outstanding service and appreciation of excellence in performance of duty and have been a military tradition for nearly a century. Often exchanged between military personnel to recognize the actions of each other, the Tiffany Circle of the American Red Cross is honored to be able to continue this tradition with its own Tiffany Circle Challenge Coin.
In 2006, the Tiffany Circle was created as a society dedicated to the women who give their time, talent and treasure to the American Red Cross. Tiffany Circle women are committed to serving the organization through leadership and philanthropy, following in the footsteps of a long line of women leaders who have helped the Red Cross serve the American public in times of war and peace through disaster response, blood collection, safety training and countless other community assistance services.
In South Carolina, the American Red Cross, on average, responds to a disaster every four hours. Because of volunteers and financial assistance from the community, the Red Cross was able to help over 7,000 individuals affected by disasters in SC last year.