American Red CrossTo Honor Southeast Tennessee Volunteers

Monday, April 8, 2013

The American Red Cross of Southeast Tennessee will observe National Volunteer Week with a Volunteer Leadership Luncheon and awards ceremony on Monday, April 22 at 11:30 a.m. at its office located at 801 McCallie Avenue in Chattanooga.  

Nominations, judged by the Red Cross Office of Volunteers from the East TN Region, will be awarded in two categories: Volunteer Leadership and a Special Citation for Exceptional Volunteer Service. Recipients can either be an individual or a group of individuals that form a team. 

The luncheon keynote speaker will be WDEF TV 12 News Anchor Amy Katcher, and Red Cross Community Chapter Executive Greg Waite will serve as emcee.

The American Red Cross of Southeast Tennessee relies on over 400 volunteers and the generosity of over 3100 donors to carry out its mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies. 

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