Nancy McKenney, left

Longtime American Red Cross volunteer Nancy McKenney received Disaster Services Volunteer of the Year laurels during the organization’s Celebrating the Mission event last Thursday, September 26.

Developed to raise awareness of volunteers who have made a personal commitment to create safer and stronger communities and help when disasters strike, the event was an opportunity for the Red Cross to honor and thank these individuals and partners for their extraordinary contributions.

The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.

Other Hero Award recipients in addition to Nancy were Susan Bass, Piedmont, Living the Mission; Ron Racicky, New Underwood, First Responder Hero; Gordon Larsen, Pennington County, First Responder Hero; and Michele Lewis, Service to the Armed Forces Legacy Award.