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The Webber’s Named Red Cross’s Dunkin Donuts Volunteer of the Month

Dave and Lee Webber are the American Red Cross of Central New York – Oswego Branch Dunkin Donuts Volunteers of the Month for August and September. Lee has been with the Red Cross as a volunteer for a year and two months.  Her husband Dave has been a volunteer for eleven months. Lee and Dave were looking for volunteer opportunities in which Lee started volunteering her time at the Blood Donation center then decided to become a part of the Disaster Action Team. Dave joined her shortly and also became a member of the Disaster Action Team. During their time at the Red Cross they have become DAT’s for Oswego and Onondaga Counties, they have worked on shelter updates for Oswego County. Lee was deployed to Pennsylvania for the floods in 2011, and they were both just recently deployed for Hurricane Isaac in Mississippi.

The most rewarding experience since she has been with the Red Cross is the experiences they have encountered at local fires and when deployed nationally.  The dedication of all Red Cross workers and the resiliency of clients and their families in their time of need is a testament of the American spirit.

Dave and Lee would recommend the Red Cross to anyone. They are always promoting the gratification you receive as a volunteer and the terrific fellow Red Cross people and the amazing clients.

Lee is from Fremont, NY and is has taught Sunday school, tutored elementary students. She is on the Fulton Little League Board and is also the snack bar coordinator.  Dave is from Fulton NY and participates on the Little League Board, he coaches two teams and coordinated for T-Ball thru the Minors. 

Congratulations to Dave and Lee Webber for being our Dunkin Donuts Volunteers of the Month for August and September!!!!

Schumacher Named Red Cross’s Dunkin Donuts Volunteer of the Month

Megan Schumacher is the American Red Cross of Central New York – Oswego Branch Dunkin Donuts Volunteer of the Month for February. Meg has been with the Red Cross as an intern for the last four weeks. Since she has been with the Red Cross she has seen how the organization works with outside agencies to prepare and respond with disaster. She had the chance to see and help with case files and has begun working on reports and spreadsheets collected from case files.  She was attracted to the opportunities that the Red Cross provides individuals with to help within their community and to help their country in times of disaster.

The most rewarding experience since she has been with the Red Cross is the stories.  Each individual comes with their own story and they each share their own experiences and how they have been able to help those in need.

Meg feels that anyone looking to reach out a hand that she would strongly recommend the American Red Cross.  She has learned so much about herself and what kind of person she wants to become through only a glimpse into the Red Cross efforts.  Meg praises the organization that never leaves when there is still someone who needs help.

Meg grew up just outside of Niagara Fallsand is now a senior at SUNY Oswego in the Public Justice Department. She is also a member of the Greek organization and has worked along with other community service efforts including, Adopt a Grandparent, Toys for Tots and has worked to raise awareness for the National Kidney Foundation. 

Congratulations to Meg for being our Dunkin Donuts Volunteer of the Month for February!!!!

Delong Named Red Cross’s Dunkin Donuts Volunteer of the Month

Alan Delong is the American Red Cross of Central New York – Oswego Branch Dunkin Donuts Volunteer of the Month for January. Alan has been a volunteer with the Red Cross since August of last year.  He became a volunteer with the Red Cross so he could increase his involvement within the community. Alan has been busy working in the training room preparing for the upcoming classes that are scheduled, which includes checking the inventory, setting up the room and cleaning all of the manikins for our CPR classes.  There is never a time we can not count on Alan to help us out.  He is always ready and willing to assist.   

Alan enjoys being a part of the Red Cross as a volunteer.  He feels he can make a difference and truly enjoys being here interacting with other volunteers. He would strongly encourage anyone to take some time out of their schedules to volunteer with the Red Cross.    

Alan lives inOswegoNYand is very active in the community.  He volunteers for several different organizations and groups which include the Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, Harborfest, and several drum corps and marching bands.   

Congratulations to Alan for being our Dunkin Donuts Volunteer of the Month for January!!!!

Lebeau Named Red Cross’s Dunkin Donuts Volunteer of the Month

Mandy Lebeau is the American Red Cross of Central New York – Oswego Branch Dunkin Donuts Volunteer of the Month for December. Mandy has been a volunteer with the Red Cross since May of this year.  She became interested in the Red Cross after she often heard stories of the way the Red Cross has helped out and felt she really wanted to be a part of that.  During her seven months here Mandy has helped with casework follow-up to people who were recently victims of disasters. She has been busy training so she can be part of the Disaster Action Team, which answers to disasters in our area.  She also helped out with our Cards for Soldiers program.      

The most rewarding experience since she has been with the Red Cross is when she was a part of the Cards for Soldiers.  The Red Cross goes out into the community and sets up places where people can sign cards for the Military and their families.  She felt honored to be a part of that as she has a huge heart for our military and families.   

Mandy would strongly encourage others to take time out of their schedules and volunteer with the Red Cross.  She believes that if everyone at some point in their lives gives back, they will get a real sense of what makes the world beautiful.

Mandy lives inMexico, NY.  She has graduated from SUNY Oswego with her Bachelors in Psychology and plans on perusing her Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling. She was recently blessed to have visited the country ofHaitiin relief efforts.  She explained it as a beautiful experience that she now looks for any way she can help out in her community and with other people in the world.  She loves relief work because it helps others but also makes me a better person.

Congratulations to Mandy for being our Dunkin Donuts Volunteer of the Month for December!!!!

Pope Named Red Cross’s Dunkin Donuts Volunteer of the Month

Jack Pope is the American Red Cross of Central New York – Oswego Branch Dunkin Donuts Volunteer of the Month for November. Jack has been a volunteer with the Red Cross for approximately two years. He became interested in being a part of the Red Cross when he moved into the area. He was drawn to volunteer when he became aware of the services they provided and it was an organization he wanted to support. During his two years here Pope has volunteered at many Red Cross events, worked the parking lot during the NYS Fair, he was a drill volunteer and is more than willing to help with other volunteer duties that is asked of him.

The most rewarding experience since he has been with the Red Cross is when he was able to volunteer at the Real Heroes Breakfast that is held every December. He was very inspired by the stories of our heroes that we honor. Jack would strongly encourage others to take time out of their schedules and volunteer with the Red Cross. He finds it very satisfying to be a part of this organization.

Jack lives in Hannibal NY with his wife Susan. Jack received a BS from SUNY Cortland, MAT From UNC – Chapel Hill both in science education and advanced studies in Computer Science at SUNY Potsdam. He is the President of the Hannibal Free Library Board of Trustees. He is involved with the Hannibal Historical Society, Hannibal Dollars for Scholars Board and Friends of Beaver Lake Board of Directors.

Congratulations to Jack for being our Dunkin Donuts Volunteer of the Month for November.

Davis Named Red Cross’s Dunkin Donuts Volunteer of the Month

Georgia Davis is the American Red Cross of Central New York – Oswego Branch Dunkin Donuts Volunteer of the Month for October.Georgia has only been with the Red Cross for a little over a month but has gone above and beyond her volunteer duties. She recently heard of an opening in our office and came to us through Experience Works.  She had recently been working at the Pregnancy Care Center in Oswego which she enjoyed working with the clients and ministering the young girls.    

The most rewarding aspect of working with the Red Cross is just being a part of the organization and being able to help out others in need. She enjoys the caring and friendly people that work at the Red Cross.  

Georgia would strongly encourage others to take time out of their schedules and volunteer with the Red Cross.  She finds it very rewarding to help others even if it’s only taking some time to listen to them on the phone in their time of need and knowing that you have made a difference to them.  

Georgia lives in Mexico NY with her husband Charles. They have 3 children, 2 sons that live inArizona, and a daughter who lives inPhoenixNY. She has 4 grandchildren and 3 step-grandchildren. She is a member of the Pulaski AG Church for the last 15 years and is a Sunday school teacher as well. Her hobbies are sewing, crafts and scrapbooking.

Congratulations to Georgia for being our Dunkin Donuts Volunteer of the Month for October.

Stoughtenger Named Red Cross’s Dunkin Donuts Volunteer of the Month

Mildred Stoughtenger is the American Red Cross of Central New York – Oswego Branch Dunkin Donuts Volunteer of the Month for September.  In 1999 Mildred retired from Nestles inFultonand decided in 2000 to become a Red Cross Blood Services volunteer.  She was initially drawn to the Red Cross when she realized she could not give blood, so in return she decided to help out at the local blood drives. She stated this is her way of helping the Red Cross out. Mildred and her husband Leon also pick up the blood supplies and drive them toRochesterfor drop off. 

The most rewarding aspect of working with the Red Cross is just being a part of the organization and meeting many people at each drive.  Mildred’s main focus is each and every donor that attends the blood drives.  “They are the most important people at that time”  Mildred always makes sure she says “Thank You” to every single person who walks in that can or can not give blood.

Mildred would strongly encourage others to take time out of their schedules and volunteer with the Red Cross.  She finds it very rewarding to see so many people willing to help in anyway they can. She states the easiest thing she has ever said was “How can I help you”

Mildred lives inHannibalNYwith her husband Leon. She has 3 children, 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Mildred and her husband also drive for OCO to deliver Meals on Wheels.

Congratulations to Mildred for being our Dunkin Donuts Volunteer of the Month for September.

Wadas Named Red Cross’s Dunkin Donuts Volunteer of the Month

Fran Wadas is the American Red Cross of Central New York – Oswego Branch Dunkin Donuts Volunteer of the Month for August.  She has been a volunteer with the Red Cross for 12 years.  She was initially drawn to the Red Cross because she enjoys helping people and really appreciates those who can and will give blood.  She enjoys meeting new people all the time when she is working a blood drive.

In her 12 years with the Red Cross Fran has helped with the Red Cross Clubs, been a part of the Advisory Council and helped with the Bridge to Caring Walks.  She has helped out by baking treats for the blood drives and enjoys working at the NY State Fair helping park cars for the Red Cross.

The most rewarding aspect of working with the Red Cross is she has enjoyed meeting many different people.. She enjoys spending time with them and sharing their knowledge and experiences with them. She says that she has not met anyone she didn’t like.

Fran would strongly encourage others to take time out of their schedules and volunteer with the Red Cross.  She finds it very rewarding to see so many people willing to help in anyway they can. 

Fran lives inScribaNY.  She has four children.  She belongs to RSVP, she is Vice President of the Granby Seniors, and she serves on the committee forCampHollis’s Senior Camping program.

Congratulations to Fran for being our Dunkin Donuts Volunteer of the Month for August.

Bomgren Named Red Cross’s Dunkin Donuts Volunteer of the Month

Jessica Bomgren is the American Red Cross of Central New York – Oswego Branch Dunkin Donuts Volunteer of the Month for June. She has been a volunteer with the Red Cross since April 2011. She was initially drawn to the Red Cross for her desire to help out in her local community. She wanted to build on some of her skills and she knew she could accomplish that by volunteering.

In the couple of months Jessica has been volunteering she has helped the staff with any office projects that have been going on, she has also filled in at the reception desk answering phones and assisting people who walk into the office. 

The most rewarding aspect of working with the Red Cross for Jessica is to have the opportunity to give back and make a difference. She has been able to see how the community can come together and help out when there are disasters.

Jessica would strongly encourage others to volunteer with the Red Cross so they can actually see and experience all the many different ways the Red Cross can help and assist in our community.

Jessica is from Fulton NY and has worked as a Home Health Aide, she has volunteered at her local high school and also volunteered at a nursing home. Jessica has just recently taken a job with the Red Cross as a Phlebotomist. We are very excited for her.. Congratulations Jessica!!!

For Jessica’s commitment to both the American Red Cross and volunteering, she will receive a Dunkin Donuts gift card as a token of appreciation for her efforts.

The Volunteer of the Month is sponsored byt Dunkin Donuts, which was generously provided the Red Cross with gift cards.

For those interested in volunteering , or for learning more about the local Red Cross, stop by 333 West First Street in Oswego, visit www.redcrosscny.org or call 343-0967.

Fulton Lions’ Palm Sunday Breakfast Features Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee And Donuts

This Sunday’s Fulton Lions Club Breakfast will feature Dunkin’ Donuts® coffee and donuts exclusively, it was announced by club President Dave Guyer.  “Our breakfast runs 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Fulton Polish Home and—for the first time—will feature delicious Dunkin’ Donuts coffee and donuts graciously donated by the local franchise,” Guyer said. “This gives folks an added incentive to come enjoy the best breakfast anywhere. In addition, we’ll be collecting non-perishable food items at the event for area food pantries.

“Our breakfast has the best pancakes and scrambled eggs in the area and we’re offering apple and cherry fruit toppings; plus fresh, hot griddled home fries. Dunkin’s support will help us with our mission to provide many Fultonians with eye examinations, eye glasses and hearing aids.”

Tickets, available at the door, are $5.50 for adults, $3.00 for children aged 5 – 12, and free for children under 5. Tickets can be purchased in advance from any Fulton Lions’ member and at The Medicine Place, 360 W. 1st St., or Chirello Advertising, 121 S. 1st St.

For more information on the event or becoming a member, visit  ” www.fultonlionsclub.org or call Lion Steve Chirello at (315) 592-9778.

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