NEW CANAAN AMERICAN RED CROSS
RECEIVES TOP HONORS - AGAIN !
National American Red Cross Designates New Canaan One of
its Best Performing Chapters
New Canaan - April 17, 2008: For the second
year in a row, the New Canaan Chapter of the American Red
Cross is proud to be named one of the best-performing chapters
in the United States by the national American Red Cross,
headquartered in Washington, D.C. To achieve this outstanding
designation, the Chapter was evaluated on a comprehensive set
of performance criteria through the Red Cross Chapter
Performance Standards system.
This distinction is
shared with less than 30 of the 804 American Red Cross
chapters throughout the country.
“We offer congratulations to our staff,
volunteers, blood and financial donors, and members of our
community who all worked together to make this a reality. We
also owe a debt of gratitude to our clients and customers, who
inspire us to do the best we can each and every day,” said
Stacey Hafen, Executive Director.
Awards and Recognition Ceremony
March 28, 2008
Rodgers Harper – Chairman, New Canaan Chapter (left)
Mary Elcano – Acting President and
CEO, American Red Cross
Stacey Hafen - Executive Director, New Canaan Chapter (right)
The New Canaan
Chapter, which is comprised of five paid staff and
approximately 360 volunteers, provides numerous vital services
to our community. Last year alone, approximately 1800
residents of New Canaan participated in CPR and other training
courses, including all freshmen at New Canaan High School.
Over 1400 rides are given to over 90 residents to
non-emergency medical appointments. We responded to 141
families affected by the April and October 2007 floods.
The New Canaan
Chapter also collected 500 life-saving units of blood last
year at its local blood drives. Other services provided
included Armed Forces Emergency Services, International
tracing, medical loan closet, disaster education and response
and a high school Youth Corps. We are very proud of our
collaboration with several town groups including the Community
Emergency Response Team, the Pandemic Flu Committee, the
Health Department and Emergency Management.