Here’s part 2 in our 3 part series on our region’s 2013 volunteer award winners. This year’s winners are dedicated and inspiring supporting of the American Red Cross. Please join us in congratulating and thanking these wonderful people for their service.
Pat Bovee – Volunteer of the Year: Behind the Scenes
Pat goes very quietly about making a difference every day in our community through her Red Cross work. She has been a valued member of the St. Croix Valley Chapter Board of Directors for the past 6 years and has championed the chapter’s fundraising efforts as Chair of the Philanthropy Committee and Chair of the Evening In Red Special event. This past year the Evening in Red raised nearly $70,000 for the Red Cross!
Terry Sluss – Volunteer of the Year: Disaster
Terry is a volunteer who continually goes above and beyond to serve the Red Cross and his community. He has worked hard to build a strong cohort of volunteers in the North Star Chapter, even hosting Disaster Action Team meetings in his home and skillfully mentoring new volunteers. In the past year, Terry responded to both the Duluth Floods and Superstorm Sandy, representing the Red Cross as a government liaison. He is a great spokesperson for the Red Cross and often assists with both volunteer recruitment and fundraising. Most recently, Terry was selected as the Deputy Chair for the Regional Disaster Leadership team, a role in which he can spread his expertise and leadership throughout the Northern Minnesota Region.
Charles Anderson – Volunteer of the Year: Health and Safety
Charles has been volunteering with the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) team since its inception over 40 years ago. He continues to be a vital resource to team members and staff, and was particularly helpful during the staffing transition this past year. On countless occasions he has come into the office to assist with cleaning equipment, new member interviews, and a variety of other tasks. Charles is a strong advocate for team members and is always looking for ways to get others involved in new events or in new ways. He is a strong mentor for team members who are new to the field and to the Red Cross.
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