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Red Cross Celebrates Contra Costa County Volunteers

Contra Costa, CA-- The American Red Cross of the Bay Area is pleased to announce that the 2015 Contra Costa County Volunteer of the Year recipient is Anthony Fung of Pleasanton.

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 overall mission of the American Red Cross.

Anthony has been described as incredible, unique, and special. Due to his impressive skills in technology, he has been involved heavily in the Red Cross’s Volunteer Connection web page. Anthony is also there with a smile and a hand to lend. Whether that is training a new volunteer, or someone who just has a question. Anthony has proved to be a vital asset to the American Red Cross.

Outstanding volunteers honored at the Contra Costa County Volunteer Awards and Recognition Event held on April 18th at Zio Fraedo’s Restaurant also included:

• DAT (Disaster Assistance Training) Leader of the Year Award: Stanton Gleason of San Pablo

• Community Engagement Award: Dora Collins of Concord

• General Support Award: Nancy Domingo of Clayton

• Writer’s Award: Jim Mallory of Richmond

• Good Neighbor Award: Anthony La Forte of Pleasant Hill

• Blood Services Award: Kimberly Harbeck of Pleasant Hill, Sai Maddike of Pleasant Hill, and Malini Agand of San Ramon

• Youth Services Award: Neil Gupta of San Ramon and Veronica Liow of San Ramon

• Health and Safety Services Award: Gary Hundert of Antioch

• Rookie of the Year: Kathleen Brennan of Concord

• Volunteer Supervisor Award: Jane Jennings of San Ramon

Pictures from the event can be found here: https://flic.kr/s/aHskaqGAyt

About the American Red Cross of the Bay Area

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please call 1-888-4-HELP-BAY (1-888-443-5722) or visit redcross.org/bayarea to learn more. You may also find us on Facebook and Twitter.