County Executive Odell Recognizes Heroism of Red Cross Volunteers in Putnam County

County Executive Odell Recognizes Heroism of Red Cross Volunteers in Putnam County

CARMEL, NY – On March 16, 2017, Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell proclaimed March 2017 American Red Cross Month in Putnam County. She presented a proclamation to American Red Cross leadership and recognized the selfless life-saving volunteerism of local Red Cross volunteers, Elaine Kirkland and Greg Amato.

“We are so grateful for the partnership with Putnam County,” said Mary Young, CEO, American Red Cross Metro NY North. “Their support makes it possible for us to be there when the community needs us. Thank you to County Executive Odell for recognizing the work of our awesome Red Cross volunteers during March is Red Cross Month.”

“Putnam County is a county of first responders,” said Odell. “The efforts of our extraordinary emergency services workers and volunteers have helped to make Putnam the safest county in all of New York State. We value highly the partnership we have with the American Red Cross and the emergency services their volunteers provide in times of crisis.”

Elaine Kirkland of Patterson, NY, and Greg Amato of Mahopac, NY, are Putnam County’s most active Red Cross volunteers. They were among the volunteers who responded to the devastating fire at the Hughson Commons senior citizen housing complex last November.

“Through the efforts of our local Red Cross volunteers, more than 30 displaced seniors received the emergency services they needed, including a warm breakfast and clothes. I am pleased to have the opportunity to recognize the selfless volunteerism of Elaine Kirkland and Greg Amato who were instrumental during that crisis,” added Odell.