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SAN FRANCISCO, CA (May 23, 2019) — American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter honored sixteen volunteers from Solano county at its annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner on April 16, 2019, at USA World Classics Event Center in Vallejo.
Volunteers honored at the dinner include:
- Disaster Cycle Services Outstanding Support: Lynda Hoppenrath
- Disaster Cycle Services Exceptional Leadership: Jody Kimbrel
- Disaster Cycle Services Exceptional Response: John McMahon
- Disaster Cycle Services Extraordinary Commitment and Dedication: Bill and Carolyn Wilson
- Volunteer Supervisor Award: Sandy Timmons
- General Services Award: Larry Whitney and Glen Marshall
- Community Engagement Award: Nanette Shamieh
- Collaboration Award: Alzinia Pailin and Debbie Yee
- Teamwork Award: Diane Delaney
- Youth Services Award: Myla Toliver
- New Volunteer Award: Gary Lemen and Robert Gutierrez
- Volunteer of the Year: Pamela Ingram
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 Solano 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 on the Bay Area Chapter's Flickr site: https://www.flickr.com/photos/redcross_bayarea/albums/72157691025128123.
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About the American Red Cross of the Bay Area
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