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American Red Cross of Upstate SC Names New Board Member

The American Red Cross of Upstate SC is delighted to announce that Linda Hannon has joined the Board of Directors.

“We are thrilled to welcome such a passionate person to our Board of Directors,” says Ann Wright, Executive Director of Upstate SC.

Hannon has been involved with the Red Cross for many years. Her continued support for Red Cross stems from her work at Duke Energy, where she personally works with people who have been devastated by natural disasters and received Red Cross services.

“I’ve been able to see, firsthand, the difference the Red Cross makes,” Linda said. “I joined the board because I want to further support the organization and carry on their tremendous service and volunteerism.”

Linda Hannon currently serves as a district manager for government and community relations in South Carolina for Duke Energy. Hanon holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources Certification, as well as the Society of Human Resource Professional Certification. She is a recent graduate of Leadership South Carolina and Riley Diversity Leadership Institute. Hannon also serves on the Board of Directors for several notable organizations such as Upstate Employers, Greenville Chamber of Commerce, and South Carolina’s Coalition for Mathematics and Science.

Each year in the Upstate, more than 1,790 Red Cross volunteers provide food, shelter, comfort and neighbors who face emergency situations. This past year, when the historic rains and floods displaced families from their homes, volunteers opened shelters for families evacuated from their homes, provided meals, distributed relief items and cleanup supplies, and provided health and mental health services to the community. Volunteers are still helping families affected by the flooding overcome roadblocks standing between them and recovery.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization – not a government agency – and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org/SC or @RedCrossSC.