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A Celebration of Inspiration and Hope
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Mary Havell
 
June 5, 2008

The American Red Cross Heritage of Service Dinner, held May 14 at the American Red Cross, honored six of its most dedicated partner corporations, organizations and a Red Cross volunteer for their excellence in supporting Red Cross programs and services.

Red Cross Chairman Bonnie McElveen-Hunter thanks General Richard B. Myers and his wife, Mary Jo Myers, for emceeing the American Red Cross Heritage of Service Dinner.
Red Cross Chairman Bonnie McElveen-Hunter thanks General Richard B. Myers and his wife, Mary Jo Myers, for emceeing the American Red Cross Heritage of Service Dinner.

State FarmĀ® was the presenting sponsor for the Heritage of Service Dinner.
State Farm® was the presenting sponsor for the Heritage of Service Dinner.

Red Cross Chairman Bonnie McElveen-Hunter thanked everyone for attending this national event to recognize the outstanding individuals and organizations that make it possible for the Red Cross to carry out its noble mission. "We want to celebrate those of you who represent the very best of this country and to honor those who have given of themselves for others and this great country," said McElveen-Hunter.
General Myers and his wife, Mary Jo Myers, emceed the event, and the Leadership Committee Co-Chairs: Diane Bodman, Ivie Clay, Caryll Kyl, Marcelle Leahy, Deborah Mullen and Cynthia Rogers, presented the Heritage of Service awards to the following honorees:
  • Ken Thompson: Clara Barton Award
  • America’s Second Harvest: Ernest P. Bicknell Award
  • Telemundo: Henry P. Davison Award
  • Philadelphia Phillies: Dr. Charles Drew Award
  • FedEx Corporation: Henry Dunant Award
  • Raytheon: George C. Marshall Award
"Clara Barton gave us an important mission that we still carry out today. Thank you to the corporations and individuals who have accepted this charge and for your continued service to those who are at their most critical hour of need," said McElveen-Hunter. "The American Red Cross story is told through the unyielding commitments of partners like you."
The evening concluded with a special light show by artist Gary Hofstette on the historic American Red Cross Board of Governors Hall and Hall of Service.
Artist Gary Hofstette displays a light show on the American Red Cross Board of Governors Hall and Hall of Service.
Artist Gary Hofstette displays a light show on the American Red Cross Board of Governors Hall and Hall of Service.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and counsels victims of disasters; provides nearly half of the nation's blood supply; teaches lifesaving skills; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization – not a government agency – and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its humanitarian mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at www.redcrosschat.org.


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