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American Red Cross Honors America's Second Harvest at Heritage of Service Dinner
Date:5/14/2008

A Celebration of Inspiration and Hope

WASHINGTON, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross will honor America's Second Harvest with its prestigious Ernest P. Bicknell Award at the organization's Heritage of Service Dinner this evening. The Heritage of Service Dinner is a celebration to recognize the outstanding dedication and commitment from individuals, organizations, partners and corporations who enable the Red Cross to achieve its noble mission each year. America's Second Harvest is being recognized for its outstanding and generous partnership with the Red Cross in disaster response and preparedness. This national, donor recognition event will bring together members of Congress, military leaders, Washington dignitaries, corporate representatives and Red Cross partners and volunteers. Accepting the award for America's Second Harvest will be its President and CEO, Vicki Escarra.

"This event is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate with some of our most dedicated partners, such as America's Second Harvest," said Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, Chairman of the Red Cross. "Partnerships are the key to success. Working together, side by side, America's Second Harvest and the Red Cross are able to multiply our impact, change more lives and serve communities more effectively."

"We are deeply honored and humbled to receive the Ernest P. Bicknell award from the American Red Cross," said Vicki Escarra, president and CEO of America's Second Harvest. "We have worked very closely with the Red Cross over the years, providing disaster relief services across the country. We treasure our partnership with them."

In 1908, Ernest Bicknell was appointed the Red Cross National Director with a goal of revitalizing the membership program and introducing new reforms. He came to the Red Cross with an outstanding record as an experienced social worker and his selection reflected the Red Cross' goal of raising the standards of relief work. He had alre
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