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The Wyoming Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross Recognizes Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania for Disaster Relief Support

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By: Anthony Matrisciano
March 30, 2012
Pictured (left to right) at the painting presentation are Craig Harley, regional chief development officer, NEPA Region of the American Red Cross; Joanna Springer, regional development coordinator, Wyoming Valley Chapter; Denise S. Cesare, president and CEO, BCNEPA; TJ Fjelseth, vice president, Human Resources, BCNEPA and Wyoming Valley Chapter board member; and Cynthia A. Yevich, senior director, Corporate Affairs, BCNEPA.

March 30, 2012 - The Wyoming Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross recently presented Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA) with an original Sue Hand painting in gratitude for BCNEPA’s principal financial support for flood relief efforts last fall.  The painting depicts the Red Cross response to the 1936 flooding that impacted the Wyoming Valley.

BCNEPA’s quick response to flood relief efforts in September of 2011 helped the Wyoming Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross meet the needs of local residents affected by flooding.  In addition to $20,000 in corporate support, BCNEPA’s employees collected much-needed cleaning supplies and donated the supplies through the Red Cross to help families with their clean-up efforts.

"We are so grateful to everyone at Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania,” said Robert N. Gawlas, Esquire, president of the Board of Directors of the Wyoming Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross.  “Their rapid response to our call for help enabled us to reach so many local residents who where devastated by the September flooding.”

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