LOGAN – The American Red Cross of South Central Ohio honored Hocking County volunteer David Turner in an online event during National Volunteer Week.

Mary McCord, disaster program manager, reported that chapter volunteers responded to 127 local fires and assisted 155 families since July 1, 2020. The chapter serves nine counties in addition to Hocking County. Regional volunteers have also deployed to help in 35 disaster relief operations throughout the United states, she added.

David Turner of Logan was honored as Volunteer of the Year and was nominated by a fellow volunteer. A Red cross volunteer since 2012, Turner is a supervisor and coordinates recovery work and disaster action teamwork in two chapters.

“He is available to his caseworkers at all times and he will repeat directions as needed,“ his nomination stated. “He deserves to be recognized for excellence in supervision, concern for clients and volunteers and always being available to assist or give a pep talk to his recovery caseworkers.”

Accepting the award, Turner said, “This is humbling to say the least. The Red Cross is a family, and over the years I have met a lot of new family members and I thank each of them for the part they played in the volunteer I have become.”

In addition to Turner, three volunteers from Athens County, one from Pickaway, one from Ross and a volunteer from Clinton County were honored.

For information on the many ways a person can serve their community by being a Red Cross volunteer, please visit redcross.org or call Rebecca Dungee, Volunteer Specialist, Rebecca.Dungee@redcross.org.

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