THE RED CROSS HONORS STANDOUT CONTRIBUTORS AT AN ANNUAL EVENT
PHOTOS BY MARY WEIR AND PAT PALADINO
MAR 23 2019
The American Red Cross held its annual Red, White & You Gala at the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel in Asbury Park. At the event, The Sunrise Optimist Club of Freehold was the recipient of the Red Cross’s Community Philanthropic Award. Holiday Express was the recipient of its Clara Barton Community Humanitarian Award, and J. Knipper & Company was the recipient of the Clara Barton Humanitarian Award. Proceeds from the Gala provide for Red Cross programs and services to a population of 8.8 million in New Jersey; it trains and mobilizes more than 4,500 volunteers who support the delivery of services throughout the state. Last year, the Red Cross responded to 900 disasters, mostly home res, and helped 2,250 displaced families.