American Red Cross of Northern Nevada honors 10 volunteers

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – The Northern Nevada Chapter of the American Red Cross honored 10 volunteers on Saturday for their outstanding service over the past year.

“During the past fiscal year, Red Cross volunteers from Northern Nevada worked a total of 10,426 hours,” Mary Powell, executive director of the Northern Nevada chapter, said in a statement. “This number represents the generous time volunteers in our community have been willing to give to the Red Cross – and every hour has an impact on the people who depend on us.

Barbara Kramer won the Clara Barton Honor Award for her meritorious volunteer leadership. It is the highest honor bestowed in the Northern Nevada Chapter.

“The prestigious award is given to a volunteer who has consistently provided personal expertise that has enabled the Red Cross to provide valuable service to the community and has demonstrated leadership in identifying and evaluating the performance of volunteers and organizational concerns,” the Red Cross said in a statement. . “The recipient represents the Red Cross with a positive image of pride and dignity within the organization.

Other winners: Frank Scafidi won the Rising Star Volunteer Award; Matt Henderson won the Board Member Recognition Award; Juli Barry won the Business Operations Volunteer Award; Elizabeth Morse won the Communication Volunteer Award; Jim Rich won the Disaster Response Volunteer Award; Arisha Mohiuddin won the International Service Volunteer Award; Riley Sherman won Outstanding Red Cross Club Member of the Year; Kenna Costanza won the Voluntary Service Volunteer Award; and Karenne Smith received a special mention for outstanding volunteer service.

“Our volunteers help build strong communities and have a lasting impact on local needs,” Powell said. “The 10 volunteers we are honoring today are part of the Northern Nevada team helping to keep our region vibrant, safe and prepared.”

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