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SAN RAFAEL, CA (May 28, 2019) — The American Red Cross of the Bay Area honored 10 individual volunteers, a volunteer team, a partner organization, and an employee at its recent Recognition Dinner for Marin County volunteers. The annual event was held at Community Congregational Church in Tiburon.
At the dinner, Tiffany Deneaux of San Rafael received the Marin County Volunteer of the Year Award. The award acknowledges the support Deneaux provided to the organization in 2018, including her work as Mass Care Coordinator and Mass Care Sheltering Regional Program Lead.
"Tiffany is a team builder who has increased the capacity of our Mass Care program in Marin County and has provided excellent leadership in developing policy and best practices for managing animals in shelters,” says Eva Marquez, the Volunteer and Youth Services Manager for the Red Cross in the county. "We are grateful for Tiffany's service, and she is very deserving of the highest Marin County volunteer award."
The other award recipients are:
- Disaster Cycle Services Award – Outstanding Support: Hilary King (Mill Valley)
- Disaster Cycle Services Award – Exceptional Response: Patrick Phillips (Mill Valley)
- Disaster Cycle Services Award – Exceptional Leadership: Christine Medieros (Fairfax)
- Disaster Cycle Services Award – Extraordinary Commitment and Dedication – Jody Wilson (San Rafael)
- General Services Award – Micah Setnik (Novato)
- New Volunteer Award: Roxanne Morse (Tiburon)
- Community Engagement Award: Auben Salazar (Sausalito)
- Teamwork Award: Red Cross Health Services Team
- Good Neighbor and Partnership: The Salvation Army
- Collaboration Award – Ann Eichhorn (Mill Valley), working with employee Debbie Yee
- Volunteer Supervisor Award – Phil Rollins (Mill Valley)
Marquez says the annual event, which honors key volunteers, also gives the Red Cross an important opportunity to acknowledge all of its more than 150 Marin County volunteers. In fact, many other volunteers were also honored at the event in acknowledgement of the large number of hours they devoted to Red Cross activities during the 2018 calendar year.
"Our volunteers are the heart of the Red Cross, supporting our humanitarian mission to help prevent and alleviate suffering in our communities," Marquez says.
Photos from the volunteer recognition dinner can be found on the Bay Area Chapter's Flickr site at: flic.kr/s/aHskQmNdHF.
Become a Red Cross Volunteer: You can make a difference in Marin County by becoming a volunteer with the American Red Cross. Volunteers constitute about 94 percent of the total Red Cross workforce to carry out our humanitarian work. Red Cross volunteers are trained to meet the needs of those affected by disasters, providing food, shelter, and comfort for families affected by major disasters such as fires, floods, and earthquakes as well as helping local residents prepare for and recover from emergencies of all kinds. We’ll find the position that appeals to you and allows you to use your skills and talents. Email arcbav@@redcross.org to get started.
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 415-427-8000 or visit redcross.org/bayarea to learn more. You may also find us on Facebook and Twitter.