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William Augustine Named 2008 Recipient of
Bob Clancy Culture of Caring Award
 
Date: March 13, 2008
Contact: Diane Concannon, Public Relations Director 609.951.2116; (cell) 609.206.4043
concannond@njredcross.org


Princeton, NJ - March 6, 2008 - American Red Cross of Central New Jersey CEO Kevin Sullivan (right) congratulates volunteer Bill Augustine of Skillman after Augustine was named this year’s recipient of the Bob Clancy Culture of Caring award.


Red Cross volunteer Bill Augustine of Skillman (left) and Plainsboro Mayor Peter Cantu deliver a warm meal to Meals on Wheels Client Rose Thompson of Plainsboro (seated) during Mayors for Meals Day on March 21, 2007.

PRINCETON, NJ, March 13, 2008 – The American Red Cross of Central New Jersey will present its annual Bob Clancy Culture of Caring award to volunteer William Augustine for his extraordinary service to the community through the local Red Cross chapter.

A precious member of the Red Cross Family for nearly 10 years, William Augustine delivers meals to the elderly and homebound as a Red Cross Meals on Wheels volunteer; serves on the chapter’s Board of Directors; is an active fundraiser, chairing special events such as the Evening with Maestro Nelson Shanks art auction; and has assisted the chapter’s Emergency Services department during several larger local disasters, such as flooding along the Delaware River.

“Bill is a caring individual who will go out of his way to help those less fortunate and those that may find themselves in a dire situation,” said Kevin Sullivan, Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross of Central New Jersey. “Bill is an immeasurable asset to our community and it will be an honor to present him with the Bob Clancy Culture of Caring award.”

The announcement was made by Red Cross Gala Co-Chairs Karen Fagard and Bettie Greber. The Gala Committee elects the award recipient, with final approval from the chapter’s Board of Directors. The Bob Clancy Culture of Caring award will be presented during the 12th Annual Red Cross Gala, to be held Saturday evening, April 26th in The Tournament of Players Club at Jasna Polana in Princeton.

This year’s Gala, themed Paint the Town Red, has several Greater Princeton Area businesses supporting the event by dressing up their windows in red during the month of April. These include: Serenity at Main Street, Chambers Walk Café & Catering, Vidalia, Acacia Restaurant, Fedora Café, Pins and Needles, and Hamilton Jewelers. Boutiques such as Zoe and Merrick’s will also display their finest red in their windows.

The Culture of Caring award is named in memory of a true friend and former American Red Cross of Central New Jersey board member Bob Clancy. A strong Red Cross promoter beset with volunteer spirit, Mr. Clancy was convinced that being involved with the mission of the Red Cross could help create a culture of caring in the community. Past recipients include the Long Family of Princeton, Merrill Lynch, and William J. Noonon.

About the American Red Cross of Central New Jersey (www.njredcross.org)
The Central New Jersey Chapter serves the people of Mercer, Middlesex, Hunterdon and parts of Somerset counties, helping our community prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Last year, 1,229 volunteers and 25 full or part-time employees helped the victims of 132 fires, floods and other disasters in Central New Jersey; trained 55,562 residents with First Aid, CPR or other lifesaving skills; delivered 45,456 nutritious meals to homebound and elderly; and provided care and support to 196 military families. Central New Jersey residents donated 14,647 pints of blood through the American Red Princeton Blood Donor Center or American Red Cross blood drives throughout our service area. The Red Cross is not a government agency; it relies on donations of time, money, and blood to do its work. For more information on the programs and services of the Red Cross and to learn how you can get involved, visit www.njredcross.org or call 609-951-8550.

 

 

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