PLEASANT HILL, CA (June 25, 2013) – The American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter is proud to announce the 2013 Contra Costa County Volunteer of the Year, Ruth Rosenburg.
The Volunteer of the Year Award is presented to an individual who best exemplifies the spirit of volunteerism and who has contributed significantly to operations, programs, and services as well as the mission of the Red Cross.
Ruth has been a volunteer for the Bay Area Chapter for more than seven years. She has been a major part of the Contra Costa County Leadership Council where she has shaped and facilitated the county’s annual Heroes Breakfast event that takes place every fall. Ruth exemplifies the spirit of the Red Cross and the commitment that "ordinary citizens" can contribute to help the Red Cross on fulfill its mission.
Outstanding volunteers honored at the Contra Costa County Volunteer Awards and Recognition Event held on May 4 also included:
Committed, compassionate volunteers are the heart and soul of the American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter. In the Bay Area, more than 2,000 dedicated people volunteer their time and energy to fulfill the Red Cross mission and help us strengthen our local community. For more information about becoming a Red Cross volunteer, please call 1-888-4-HELP-BAY (1-888-443-5722) or visit www.redcross.org/bayarea to learn more.
About American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter
As a community-based, humanitarian organization, the American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter provides relief to those affected by disasters and empowers individuals in our community to prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. By helping people in the Bay Area learn how to take care of their families and neighbors, the Red Cross strengthens the community and makes it ready for all types of disasters, including home fires, earthquakes, wildfires and health emergencies. Call 1-888-4-HELP-BAY (1-888-443-5722) or visit www.redcross.org/bayarea to learn more. You may also find us on Facebook and Twitter.