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Red Cross Volunteers honored at Annual Meeting

GREENVILLE (May 15, 2017) — This year’s American Red Cross Northern Miami Valley Ohio Chapter annual meeting had a twist – it was outside.  That’s correct, an annual meeting complete with hotdogs, pulled pork and fierce corn hole completion. 

On May 20, the chapter blended its annual meeting with a volunteer recognition celebration. The meeting, which was held at Shawnee Prairie Preserve, allowed both indoor and outdoor resources, so regardless of the weather, the American Red Cross will recognize the contributions of over 200 volunteers and donors as well as continuing the celebration of the Chapter’s centennial year.

The Red Cross handed out several community, partner and volunteer awards.

Centennial Clara Barton Award: For the volunteer who is inspirational and iconic, who volunteers with passion and clarity of mission.
Centennial Henry Dunant Award: For the volunteer who is willing to volunteer without being asked; is always there when needed, whatever the task.
Centennial Dr. Charles Drew Award: For the volunteer who is selflessly giving in our Blood Services Mission.
Centennial Major Charles Lynch Award: For the volunteer who exemplifies the high standards of our First Aid and CPR classes and encourages us to care for and save lives.
Centennial Janet Wilson Award: For the volunteer who sets an example by their work of One Red Cross.
Centennial Commodore Wilbert E. Longfellow Award: For the volunteer who advocates for the American Red Cross mission, who carries our story into action and who energizes others to join us.

In addition to recognizing those who help the Red Cross continue to thrive, the Annual Meeting is yet another event in the slew of occasions this year centered around the celebration of the Northern Miami Valley Ohio Chapter centennial.

In 1917, Red Cross chapters came into existence in Darke, Miami, Shelby, Clark, Champaign and Logan counties, and for the last 100 years the Red Cross has been helping prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of disasters in the area. From health and safety classes to supporting members of the military, the Red Cross has helped to make our community safer and more prepared.

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