Local Red Cross Honored for Service

The Texoma Area Chapter of the American Red Cross has received two award recognitions from the Southwest Service Area of the American Red Cross.

The Star Award was presented to the chapter for its response in deploying a special "strike" team to "serve in multiple disaster operations with little notice" during the hurricanes in Florida. The second award was individual awards to the strike team disaster volunteers who responded to the November 22 tornadoes in Louisiana.

Pictured are the strike team volunteers, left to right, Joe Clayton of
Paris; Cathy Howard, Denison; Vanese Alguire, Gainesville; Margaret and Bill Cates and Jennifer Bedell, Denison; Jeanie Price, Ector, and Clint Wagstaff, Bonham.

The majority of Red Cross response and assistance in disaster operation is staffed by volunteers. For information on becoming a disaster volunteer, call 903-465-1330 or 940-665-4365.