American Red Cross Mohawk Valley Chapter

The official tumblr account of the Mohawk Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross!

It means a lot to us to be able to hold an event that makes the public aware of the especially courageous and brave individuals that are members of our community.

Awards were presented for the following categories:

  • Good Neighbor: awarded to Scott Beach
  • Blood Donor: awarded to William Sadlon
  • Animal Rescue: awarded to Gary Johnson and Lauren McEntire
  • Military: awarded to Master Sargent James Mauthe
  • Education (in honor of Mary Haggerty): awarded to Debbie Nutty
  • 911 Dispatch: awarded to Susan Crimmins, Natalia Rogers, Susan VanOlst and Kelly Wares.
  • Fire Rescue: awarded to the Oneida County Water Rescue volunteer team.
  • Adult Good Samaritan: David Kalk.
  • Law Enforcement (in honor of Kurt Wyman): Trooper Mark Hale and Deputy Matthew Taylor.
  • Youth Good Samaritan: Jesse Richard.
  • Humanitarian of the Year: Symeon Tsoupelis.

The American Red Cross Real Heroes Breakfast honors members of Oneida, Herkimer and Otsego counties who made an impact through their courageous actions.

We’ve got a wide variety of people accepting awards this year, ranging from a 9-year-old to 911 dispatchers to a man who has donated roughly 26 gallons of blood. 

There’s still time to order tickets ($25), for more information contact Jennifer Balog at (315) 733- 4666.

(Come back later for photos from the ceremony –Micaela)

Hi Tumblr!

This is the Mohawk Valley chapter’s first foray onto Tumblr, so be gentle with us!

We plan to post a lot of information about the events that we host and attend in the Mohawk Valley, as well as provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse at Disaster Response, Blood Drives, Volunteer work, the people who decide to help– you name it.

Feel free to flood our inbox with suggestions on what information we should include, what local events we should cover and even share your own experiences with the Mohawk Valley Chapter of the Red Cross.

'Til we update again, stay safe!

-Micaela the Intern