SEPA Volunteers are Super Strong!

WHO: American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania CEO Renee Cardwell Hughes, nearly 400 American Red Cross volunteers and staff, Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts choir, and 6ABC’s Alicia Vitarelli as co-host

WHAT: The Annual Meeting to elect officers and seat new board members, followed by a Celebration of Volunteers banquet to honor and present awards to our volunteers and partners, including those deployed to national disasters, such as Hurricane Sandy and tornadoes in Oklahoma and elsewhere

WHEN: TONIGHT

6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

(Celebration of Volunteers portion of the program begins at 6:30)

WHERE: The Hilton Philadelphia, 4200 City Avenue, Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA - The theme of this year’s Celebration of Volunteers is #SuperStrong, a combination of Superhero and Strong, a word that has come to mean resilient in the wake of disasters.

More than 300 volunteers will attend this year’s event. About a dozen will receive special recognition for their service to the five county region and the nation, including Sandy and Oklahoma tornadoes. Five volunteers will be awarded the President’s Call to Service Award, recognizing them for committing more than 4,000 hours of volunteer service. 6ABC TV anchor and reporter Alicia Vitarelli will co-host.

The Annual Meeting preceding the banquet will include inducting our new board members and officer elections. Other highlights include:

• The Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts choir will perform.

• Year In Review and volunteers in action video presentations

Visuals will include dinner, award presentations, and two video presentations and a slideshow.