American Red Cross
North Bay Chapter
712 5th Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
Media Contact: Kathryn Hecht
Marin, Calif. (June 2, 2021) — The American Red Cross of the North Bay honored eight local residents and one community partner at a recent recognition event for chapter volunteers from Marin County. The annual event was held virtually on May 26 due to COVID-19 precautions.
At the event, Janet Rogoff received the Volunteer of the Year Award. A volunteer with the Red Cross since 2007, Janet serves as a mentor and co-leader to her fellow Red Crossers and is credited for helping revitalize volunteer engagement for the county.
“Janet is the embodiment of compassion turned to action,” said Eva Marquez, Volunteer and Youth Services Engagement Manager for the county. “Janet diligently interviews new volunteers to point them in the right direction within the organization. She is a good listener and an empathetic leader. Marin is lucky to have her.”
The following awards were also given to local volunteers at the Red Cross recognition event:
- Disaster Cycle Services for Extraordinary Commitment and Dedication Award - Kay Tsenin
- Disaster Cycle Services Award for Leadership - Anna Lane
- Youth Services Award - Alisa Zhou
- Teamwork and Collaboration – Steve Tulsky
- Good Neighbor and Partnership Award - Marin VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster)
- Community Engagement Award - Michelle Roberts
- Support Services Department Award - Mitch Ablove
- New Volunteer Award - Matt Elkins
- Volunteer of the Year Award - Janet Rogoff
Other volunteers were celebrated for the large number of hours they devoted to Red Cross service during the 2020 calendar year.
While the annual event spotlights several key volunteers, the event is designed to acknowledge all of the local Red Cross volunteers. “Our dedicated and wonderful volunteers have continued to support the mission of the Red Cross, even during this challenging time of COVID-19,” says Marquez. “Their selfless contributions of time and energy make the work of the Red Cross possible.”
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 90 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. For more information, please visit this site.
About the American Red Cross of the North Bay: The American Red Cross of the NorthBay chapter spans the summit of Mount Tamalpais to the bucolic wine country to Travis Air Force Base, providing relief to those impacted by disasters and empowers its residents to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies. A volunteer network of more than 500 youth, adults, and seniors combined with community partnerships, local government, and donors ensure the Red Cross will always be there whenever needed. For more information, visit our website here or call us at 1-707-577-7600 to learn more. You may also find us on Facebook and Twitter.