More than 30 honored for their compassion and commitment to our lifesaving mission.
The American Red Cross of Central Florida recently honored more than 30 outstanding volunteers for their exceptional service over the past year. For the Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2018, a dedicated group of 2,000 volunteers contributed just over 100,000 hours – exceeding our goal significantly!
The 30 honorees were nominated by Red Cross staff members or fellow volunteers, which then goes to a committee of their peers for final selections. Each chapter in the Central Florida Region recognized outstanding volunteers at individual appreciation events held from April-June.
Tara Bess, Senior Volunteer Service Specialist, acknowledged the hardworking volunteers at the Tampa Bay Chapter’s Volunteer Recognition Meeting on June 15. “The work you do each day and night -- whether it is client case work, DAT responses, briefing our soldiers at MEPS (Military Entrance Processing Station) or welcoming new volunteers -- is leaving a mark on our community,” she said. “You not only care about your community and fellow volunteers, but humanity, as well. I know I can speak for my colleagues when I say that we are truly honored to work alongside all of you in serving the Red Cross mission.”
2018 AWARDS INCLUDED:
Volunteer of the Year (Highest Honor)
Clara Barton Award
Special Citation for Exceptional Volunteer Service
Rookie of the Year
Most on Call and Most Hours Worked
Headquartered in Tampa, the Central Florida Region serves 19 counties through five different chapters, including Florida’s Space Coast (Daytona Beach), Greater Orlando, Mid-Florida (Winter Haven), Southwest Florida (Sarasota) and Tampa Bay.
To learn more about spreading the Red Cross mission as a volunteer, visit redcross.org/volunteer or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.