The American Red Cross- Coastal Carolina Chapter, Newbern, N.C. held its Volunteer Recognition event on October 16th at the Broadcreek Recreation Center. Approximately 30 volunteers attended the program that highlighted the services and programs the Red Cross has done in the area in the last fiscal year and celebrated the achievements.
An In-Kind check was presented and accepted by Penny Williams, Coastal Carolina Board Chair to represent the 4,735.5 hours of time committed by the volunteers and valuing at $104,842.97.
Special recognition was given to the following award receipents for their exceptional service:
Service to Armed Forces Award: Fred Eldredge, Russell Reed, and Walter Ray Derr
Disaster Services Award: Lanikai Morbley
Rookie of the Year Award: Dan Brown
Blood Services Award: Ruth and Tom McIvors
Volunteer of the Year Award: Lanikai Morbley
Partnership Award: Eastern and Central N.C. Food Bank, Knights of Columbus. Both of these partners were acknowledges for all their continued work with the Red Cross through Disaster Services.
Red Cross Heroes Awards: Kristen Willis and Joe Avolis. Kristen has worked tiredlessly in her role as a Donor Recruitment Manager, Biomedical Services, with the community and the Coastal Carolinas Chapter. Joe raised $5250 doing a Ride for the Red bike ride from the Virginia/ North Carolina border to the North Carolina/ South Carolina border. Raising awareness along the way about all the important work that the Red Cross does in the community.
President’s Volunteer Service Awards- Recognition of volunteer hours completed over the time leading up to June 2014.
Bronze Awards (100 to 249 hours): Eloisa Able, Melvin Allen, Theresa Allen, Ruth McIvor, Tom McIvor, Tom Monte, Michael Soriano, Cameron Stallings, and Penny Williams
Silver Awards (250-499 hours): none
Gold Awards (500-3999 hours): Walter Ray Derr, Fred Eldredge, Patricia Griffin, June Harrison, Marie Howard, Willard Mattmiller, Charles Miller, Lanikai Morbley, Sabita Murray, Russell Reed, and Brenda Wright
Lifetime Awards (4,000 plus hours): Linda Eldredge, Alvin Younger, and Charles Ferko