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Northwest Tenn. Chapter Welcomes New Board Members for 2014-2015

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The Northwest Tennessee Chapter of the American Red Cross has announced new members of its Board of Directors for 2014 – 2015.  The Red Cross Board of Directors is comprised of respected business and civic leaders, who together, contribute their time, their talents and their resources to ensure the organization’s mission is met every day with compassion, care and responsiveness to the needs of the community to help alleviate suffering and to save lives.

2014 – 2015 Board of Directors ( * denotes new Board member)
Richard    Behnke
Dr. Karen Bowyer
Deitra    Clifton *
Brenda    Enoch
Pat    Eudaley
Sara    Ferguson
Denny    Johnson *
Emma    Mays-Reynolds
Terry    McCreight
Glen    McKee
James    Medling
Mike    Pennington *
Majorie    Sanderson
Cole    Shelton
Sandy    Tarkington
Phillip    Tidwell
Danny    Watson
Shelia    Watson
Rhonda    Wilbanks *

2014 – 2015 Board Officers include:
Board Chair – Brenda Enoch
Board Vice-Chair – Danny Watson
Secretary – Sandy Tarkington

“We would like to welcome each of these talented, respected community and business leaders who are committed to helping others,” said Debra Roberson, chapter executive of the Northwest Tennessee Chapter. “Together, we will ensure the American Red Cross can continue its vital humanitarian mission and is there for families and individuals down the street, across the country and around the world in their hour of greatest need.”

Board members are elected for three-year terms by local Red Cross chapters. The Northwest Tennessee Chapter Board currently has 19 volunteer members.

Over the past year, the Northwest Tennessee Chapter has assisted 67 families with immediate emergency needs such as food, clothing, shelter, emotional support and replacing medications after disasters like fires, floods and tornadoes.  Over 1,070 local citizens were trained in lifesaving CPR, AED, babysitting, water safety and other caregiving courses to help make the community a safer place to live, work and play. Through the Service the Armed Forces program, the Red Cross provided 113 various services to help link service members and their families during emergencies such as a death or a birth in the family.