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Putnam County Leadership Receives Award


Brooke Trissel , Mill Pond Health Campus/Leadership Council/Jingle Run & Fish Fry Sponsors, Ginger Scott, Leadership Council, Suzie Thorlton, Major Gift Officer Wabash Valley Chapter Red Cross, Amy Gharbi and Robin Hazelbaker. The Water of Greencastle/ Chili Supper Sponsors. (Courtesy Photo) Brooke Trissel , Mill Pond Health Campus/Leadership Council/Jingle Run & Fish Fry Sponsors, Ginger Scott, Leadership Council, Suzie Thorlton, Major Gift Officer Wabash Valley Chapter Red Cross, Amy Gharbi and Robin Hazelbaker. The Water of Greencastle/ Chili Supper Sponsors. (Courtesy Photo) The Putnam County Leadership Council in Greencastle, were the recipients of the Paul Thrift Excellence in Fund-raising Award from the American Red Cross Wabash Valley Chapter for their dedication to supporting the mission of the Red Cross.

This award was given to the Putnam County Leadership Council because they exceeded their goal for fund-raising last year. Their fund-raising efforts generated over $9,000 in revenue for the Red Cross to provide mission related services in Putnam County.

“It’s because of volunteers like this that our di- saster volunteers are even able to be in our community. Without the support of these volunteers, our chapter would suffer greatly,” said Nikki Wessley, Chapter Executive for the Wabash Valley Chapter.

Their fund-raising efforts provided over 40 individuals with financial assistance after a disaster, opened and supported warming centers that volunteers had staffed for overnight stay during last winter’s storms, provided lifesaving education to over 1,000 residents of Putnam County, and provided emergency communication services or financial assistance to 11 military families.

These donations were collected through the coordination of several events in the community by the leadership council such as the annual chili supper, airport days, jingle run, Save the Day, and the annual fish fry.

“The Putnam County Team is honored to receive this award. It warms my heart of the generosity of the Putnam County Residents to help a neighbor of in time of need. The Putnam County Team along with business like Mill Pond Health Campus and The Waters of Greencastle are committed to continue the mission of the American Red Cross in Putnam County” stated Ginger Scott of the Putnam County American Red Cross Leadership.

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