The American Red Cross celebrated its 100 years of service in Prince William County at a ceremony last night.
Volunteers and involved community members gathered at the Manassas Park Community Center for the event run by Erwin Stierle, the Executive Director at American Red Cross serving Loudoun and Prince William Counties.
A member of Rep. Barbara Comstock’s office read a proclamation on behalf of the non-profits’ 100-year presence in Prince William County, which will be entered into record in Congress later this month.
Stierle called up several volunteers associated with the Prince William group of the American Red Cross that had volunteered for hurricane relief efforts in the U.S. Virginia Islands, Texas, and Florida, awarding them for their work.
Community figure Donna Flory, who is a volunteer, shared her experience when her husband had a heart attack, and shared how her volunteer work prepared her to perform CPR on her husband, which helped to save his life.
The American Red Cross works on disaster relief, community disaster education, health & safety services, serving the Armed Forces when needed, blood services like holding blood drives, and other volunteer and community services.