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Nashville Area Red Cross honors volunteer achievements

Kelleigh Michanichou

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NASHVILLE, TN — The American Red Cross Nashville Area Chapter recently honored volunteers with extraordinary contributions to help the community.

The American Red Cross Nashville Area Chapter awarded Cindy Manley, Stephen Durham, Tigist Tilahun and Tricia McDowell Red Cross for their roles commitments to support the mission of The American Red Cross. The award winners are among 2,600 volunteers who respond to home fires and other disasters, providing emergency assistance to military families, supporting blood collections and much more.

“We are grateful for the dedication of our volunteers, whose support makes a compassionate difference for our neighbors in need,” said Joel Sullivan, regional and local chapter director. “In thanks for their dedicated service, we have presented Stephen Durham, Cindy Manley, Tigist Tilahun, and Tricia McDowell Red Cross volunteer awards for the vital role they play in carrying out our mission in our community.”

Here are the winners of the awards:

Cindy Manley received the Regional Excellence Award for Disaster Services for engaging new volunteers through a deep understanding of their ideas, motivation and interest to match them with the perfect volunteer opportunity.

Stephen Durham received the Disaster Services Chapter Award for responding to house fires across eleven counties, supporting clients across our community, setting up shelters and leading shelter teams.

Tigist Tilahun, a high school student, received the Regional Youth Award for establishing a Red Cross Club at Knowledge Academy in Antioch and working as a Blood Donor Ambassador to help during the pandemic.

Tricia McDowell received the Fundraising Chapter Award for her contribution to raising money to support the mission of the American Red Cross. She raised $1 million through Tiffany Circle women in the fiscal year 2021.

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