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SAN FRANCISCO, CA (June 10, 2019) — American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter honored thirty volunteers from Contra Costa county at its annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner on May 18, 2019, at Zio Fraedo’s in Pleasant Hill.
Volunteers honored at the dinner include:
- Disaster Cycle Services Outstanding Support: Ellen Armosino and Jane Jennings
- Disaster Cycle Services Exceptional Leadership: Diane Dupuy
- Disaster Cycle Services Exceptional Response: Chris Achinnelli and Solomon Habib
- Disaster Cycle Services Extraordinary Commitment and Dedication: Richard Osicka and Paula Andrews
- Biomedical Services Customer Service: Judy Reno
- Biomedical Services Donor of the Year: Sally Mecham
- Youth Services Award: Alyssa Arino and Ashwini Murali
- Teamwork Award: Nancy Domingo, Martina Rohde, Paula Andrews, Irving Lee, Ella Rosales and Lalaine Rosales
- General Services Award: Ritch Davidson and Martina Rohde
- Community Engagement Award: Diana Graham and Suzanne Garrett
- Collaboration Award: Linda Crippin and JJ Moses
- Good Neighbor and Partnership Award: First Presbyterian Church and The Bay Church.
- Volunteer Supervisor Award: Bert Sebilia
- New Volunteer Award: Amy Herger
- Regional Volunteer of the Year Award: Briana Taylor
- Volunteer of the Year: Marcie Wright-Powell
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 Eva Marquez, Volunteer and Youth Services Engagement Manager for Contra Costa county. "Our volunteers fill a number of important roles in serving our communities," says Marquez. "Their selfless contributions of time and energy make the work of the Red Cross possible."
Photos from the event can be found here on the Bay Area Chapter's Flickr site.
Become a Red Cross Volunteer: You can make a difference in San Francisco 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. For more information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.