Lifesavers honored at Red Cross annual meeting in DC

Lifesavers honored at Red Cross annual meeting in DC
Chrisi responded to an alarm in the building following a sudden cardiac arrest and performed CPR until the arrival of emergency medical responders.

Preparing for emergencies is the creed of the American Red Cross, and this was evident when the region honored volunteers at its recent annual meeting. A highlight was the Special Citation for Heroic Action given to Chrisi Rogers in human resources. Chrisi joined the Red Cross in July of 2010, and was working primarily at the national headquarters office on 18th Street downtown. On February 7, 2011, Chrisi responded to an alarm in the building following a sudden cardiac arrest and performed CPR until the arrival of emergency medical responders. Fellow Red Cross staff member Terry Feheley, the colleague she rescued, was at the meeting to present the award. Pictured are Terry, Chrisi and regional CEO Linda Mathes.

Other award winners honored for their work included:

  • Disaster Services Volunteer of the Year: Doris Crawford
  • Disaster Responders of the Year: Doris Crawford, Irene Steward, Alan Vollmann, and Lennox Jones
  • Disaster Support & Preparedness Volunteer of the Year: Kerry Early
  • Instructor of the Year, Preparedness Health & Safety Services: Robert (Bob) Fulton
  • Volunteer Engagement Volunteer of the Year: Carey Angel
  • Community Outreach Volunteer of the Year: Ralph & Nancy Neeper
  • Young Professional of the Year: Yvonne Siu
  • Youth Volunteer of the Year: Varsha Kakaraparti
  • Youth Services Adult Volunteer of the Year: Jennifer Graff
  • Outstanding Leadership Award: Teresa Carlson
  • Clara Barton Honor Award for Meritorious Volunteer Leadership: Chuck Mudd
  • Special Citation for Exceptional Volunteer Service: Scott Kahler
  • Volunteer Leadership Award: Rebecca Vaughan-King
  • Almost 3,000 volunteers fill critical positions in the National Capital Region.