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MEET YOUR HEROES FOR THE AMERICAN RED CROSS They come in all ages and sizes, from all walks of life. They are

least $1,000 which will be used by the Red Cross of Southeastern

individuals and organizations. They are united for one cause: to keep

Virginia for local programs and services including disaster relief, as-

the vital services of the Red Cross alive and well in Chesapeake,

sistance for fire victims, emergency military communications as well

Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach. Beginning

as first aid, CPR, and disaster preparedness train-

with the campaign kick-off March 1st and ending

ing. Watch for our Heroes and please be generous

March 31st, each Hero has pledged to raise at

when they ask you to support them. Please turn the page to meet them.

Super Hero Sponsors

Mighty Hero Sponsors

PRECON DEVELOPMENT

Power Hero Sponsor

Special Event Sponsors

To learn more about the Heroes Campaign and other ways to support your Red Cross call 757-446-7788 • E-mail: Heroes@myredcross.net • visit www.MyRedcross.net


Helping

Connecting

a family in Chesapeake recover from a devastating house fire by providing food, shelter and clothing.

a wife in Portsmouth with a sailor deployed overseas bringing news that he has just become a father.

Training

Supporting

employees at a business in Norfolk so every member of the staff is certified in Red Cross CPR and ready to save a life.

a group of teens in Virginia Beach working to help their families and community prepare for and respond to disasters.

Meet Your 2009 Heroes for the American Red Cross

Vital Signs The Mission of the American Red Cross The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers, guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, will provide relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.

RITA J. TASSONE

SHELL STATION-WARDS CORNER HERO

NICK PACE

DR. ANDREW BALAS

Amerigroup Corp. HERO

Amerigroup Corp. HERO

Old Dominion University HERO

RETAIL ALLIANCE HERO

MARTI JOSEPH

COURTHOUSE AUTOMOTIVE

TOMAR COMPUTE INTEGRATION HERO

HERO

Chapter Accomplishments

SHIRLEY BISCIGLIA

JOHN FINLEY

RYAN HALL

American Red Cross HERO

Victory Nissan of Chesapeake HERO

Amerigroup Corp. HERO

CYRUS GRANDY, V

JOE TAGLIARENI

RED CROSS EMERGENCY SERVICES DEPT. HERO

July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008

855

people took their first steps in recovering from a tragedy with Red Cross assistance when they lost their homes to fires and storms.

MARY J. ROTHGERY

ITA INTERNATIONAL FOOD LION - LONDON BLVD., PORTSMOUTH

American Red Cross HERO

HERO

JOY M. BIXLER

McPhillips Roberts & Deans. PLC. HERO

HERO

Amerigroup Corp. HERO

HERO

1,612

dental appointments were provided at our Dental Clinic at Park Placeto people who had no other way to get dental care.

5,585

people learned how to prepare for disasters affecting their families and their businesses through our disaster education program.

CARRIE JENNISON Amerigroup Corp. HERO

ANYTIME FITNESS HERO

KENNETH T. CASON

TINA PANSACULA

DAN BANNISTER

HERO

Victory Nissan of Chesapeake HERO

Victory Nissan of Chesapeake HERO

HOLY TRINITY SCHOOL HERO

3,969

emergency services provided for service members of local military families.

19,172

individuals learned how to save a life and became Red Cross certified to perform CPR and First Aid.

PHYLLIS RUAIS

31,509

adults and children learned how to swim and be safe in and around the water through our Red Cross Aquatics and Water Safety Courses.

31,098

units of Blood were collected at 1,161 area blood drives for patients in local hospitals.

KIM KEIZER

Amerigroup Corp. HERO

LORI-DON M. GREGORY

Thank You To Our 2009 Heroes Campaign Sponsors

GHENT MONTESSORI SCHOOL HERO

MAURY HIGH SCHOOL HERO

Amerigroup Corp. HERO

Party Life HERO

ANONYMOUS EMPLOYEE Amerigroup Corp. HERO

REBECCA FENTRESS

PARKWAY GRADING

Amerigroup Corp. HERO

VICKIE LOCKYEAR Amerigroup Corp. HERO

And we were able to do all this because….

1,074

dedicated volunteers gave their time to serve our community in support of American Red Cross preparedness, response and community service programs PRECON DEVELOPMENT

To learn more about the Heroes Campaign and other ways to zyour Red Cross call 757-446-7788 • E-mail: Heroes@myredcross.net • visit www.MyRedcross.net

JONH WENGLER

Lighthouse Electical HERO


Heroes for the American Red Cross CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE

MARK FLORES

Wachovia Securities Chairman

TOM STEFFENS, RADM, USN (RET.) FLIR SYSTEMS, INC

VERNON TOWLER

JIMMY SISSON

MARTY RAISS

Farmers Bank

Precon Companies

EMILY BARNHILL-RODRIQUEZ

HEATHER CIMA

American Red Cross

MAYOR ALAN KRASNOFF City of Chesapeake Honorary Co-Chairman

THOMAS VAUGHAN

City of Norfolk

Gateway Bank

MAYOR PAUL FRAIM City of Norfolk Honorary Co-Chairman

PEGGY BARNEY

Burgess-Snyder Industries

TERRY SOSKA-SMITH American Red Cross

MAYOR JAMES HOLLEY City of Portsmouth Honorary Co-Chairman

SHAWN KUHLE

Gateway Bank

LISA MIKE

American Red Cross Volunteer

Turner Strategic Technologies

JULIE LOFTUS TRUDELL Amerigroup Corp.

MAYOR WILLIAM D. SESSOMS, JR. City of Virginia Beach Honorary Co-Chairman

Connect with your

American Red Cross of Southeastern Virginia

Serving the people of Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth & Virginia Beach Receive Help and Information Get in Touch with Us Red Cross Disaster Assistance 757-446-7762 Service to Armed Forces Enroll in Health and Safety Classes Get Disaster Preparedness Info Norfolk Dental Clinic

757-440-1111 757-446-7779 757-446-7760 757-446-7757

Support the Red Cross and Your Community Become a Red Cross Volunteer Make a Financial Donation Donate Blood

757-446-7775 757-446-7788 800-448-3543

Main Switchboard 757-446-7700 Chapter Administration 757-446-7747 Public Relations 757-446-7753 www.myredcross.net • email: info@myredcross.net

Chapter Headquarters, 611 W. Brambleton Ave., Norfolk, VA 23510 Naval Base Office, 7928 14th St. Suite 139, Norfolk, VA 23505 Portsmouth Office, 700 London St., Portsmouth, VA 23704 Virginia Beach Office, 5265 Providence Rd. #400, VA Beach, VA 23464

Get Involved with Your Red Cross. Call us Today! To learn more about the Heroes Campaign and other ways to support your Red Cross call 757-446-7788 • E-mail: Heroes@myredcross.net • visit www.MyRedcross.net


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