The American Red Cross celebrates the work and support of the hundreds of thousands of volunteers during National Volunteer Week, April 10-17. Red Cross volunteers fulfill many roles from coordinating events, to responding to house fires in the middle of the night, to serving as board members and so much more.
Early in the month of April, we had the opportunity to show our appreciation to local volunteers at the Volunteer Recognition event at the Southern Bell Riverboat. This year we reached out to over 300 local volunteers asking them to nominate their peers to receive special recognition. The following volunteers were recognized as outstanding volunteers in their role at the American Red Cross:
Clara Barton Service to Armed Forces Award, Roger Medlin
Clara Barton Administrative Support Award, Dawn Johnson
Clara Barton Disaster Cycle Services Award, Jonathan Hooker
Distinguished New Volunteer, Kent Fairrer
Volunteer of the Year, Rosemarie Asia
Thanks to these individuals and the over 300 other amazing volunteers in Southeast Tennessee for their outstanding work in 2015 serving over 15,000 hours and making our community a better place to live, work and play.