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SAN FRANCISCO, CA (May 23, 2019) — The American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter honored eighteen volunteers from Alameda county at its annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner on April 14, 2019, at Trader Vic's in Emeryville.
Volunteers honored at the dinner include:
- Disaster Cycle Services Outstanding Support: Carolyn Kemp
- Disaster Cycle Services Exceptional Leadership: James Leeper
- Disaster Cycle Services Extraordinary Commitment and Dedication: Gene Graham
- Biomedical Services: Customer Service Award: Kirstin MacLean
- Biomedical Services Volunteer of the Year Award: Candice Shaub
- Biomedical Services Donor of the Year Award: Rob Jacobus
- Good Neighbor and Partnership Award: Karen Cox and Blasé Bova
- Community Engagement Award: John Earthy
- Collaboration Award: Dave Dorman and Nancy King
- Administration and Support Award: Saugat Roy
- Teamwork Award: Kane Wong, Richard Fateman, and Dennis Butler
- Youth Services Award: Mallika Pajjuri
- New Volunteer of the Year Award: Andrea Wilcox
- Clara Barton Award for Meritorious Volunteer Leadership: Ed Silva
In addition, a number of people were honored at the event for the number of hours they volunteered to the Red Cross in 2018.
While the annual event spotlights several key volunteers, the event is designed to acknowledge all of the Red Cross's local volunteers says Julie Mucilli, Volunteer & Youth Services Manager for Alameda county. "Our volunteers fill a number of important roles in serving our communities," says Mucilli. "Their selfless contributions of time and energy make the work of the Red Cross possible."
Photos from the event can be found on the Bay Area Chapter's Flickr site: https://www.flickr.com/photos/redcross_bayarea/albums/72157707903300255.
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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 visit redcross.org/bayarea or find us on Facebook and Twitter.