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Red Cross Celebrates San Francisco County Volunteers

San Francisco, CA – The American Red Cross of the Bay Area is proud to announce the 2015 San Francisco County Volunteer of the Year, Anna Krasocka.

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.

Anna has been an instrumental volunteer for the Red Cross with her passion and enthusiasm. She has been able to help grow and evolve not only as a volunteer, but contribute to the Chapter as a whole. She volunteers in several capacities including driving our Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV), being a local Disaster Action Team responder, is a warehouse specialist, and is now involved with the national Red Cross Home Fire Preparedness Campaign.

Outstanding volunteers honored at the San Francisco County Volunteer Awards and Recognition Event held on April 9 at the Red Cross San Francisco Office also included:

• Disaster Cycle Services Award: Adrienne Formentos

• Disaster Responder of the Year: Barry Gruber

• The Leadership, Management & Training Award: Ron Mulgrew

• Rookie of the Year: Ros De Vries

• Fleet Management Honoree: Jesus “JJ” Lara

• Good Neighbor: The Salvation Army

• Health and Safety Award: Dennis Otoshi

• General Support Award: Carter Phelps

Committed, compassionate volunteers are the heart and soul of the American Red Cross of the Bay Area. 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 to learn more.

About the American Red Cross of the Bay Area

As a community-based, humanitarian organization, the American Red Cross of the Bay Area provides relief to those affected by disasters and empowers individuals in our community to prepare for, respond to, and recover from 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 to learn more. You may also find us on Facebook and Twitter.