Mary DeFeudis Honored as a Philanthropist of Distinction

Press Release   •   Feb 06, 2010 16:32 EST

Lisa Piehler, CEO of the American Red Cross of Central MA said "Mary has been a generous supporter and friend of the American Red Cross of Central Massachusetts, helping us help our neighbors in need and continue providing lifesaving programs, healthcare training and disaster recovery services for the residents of central Massachusetts".

"As a member of our prestigious Henry Dunant Society, Mary continuously steps forward as a philanthropic leader to support our initiatives and annual events, and we are grateful and honored to nominate Mary for this respected community recognition!"

In response to this honor, Mary commented, "Thank you to The American Red Cross for nominating me for this award. It is truly an honor. The American Red Cross is an institution that, for 126 years, has brought help to the hopeless, the homeless, the hurting, the desperate, the disenfranchised, and the vulnerable in our world.

"The symbol of The Red Cross is known around the globe as a beacon, on the battlegrounds of LIFE !----the fires, the floods, the hurricanes. They not only do whatever needs to be done, but they do so with care and respect for the dignity of every victim. I am so proud of my association with this wonderful organization."

About The American Red Cross:

Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation's premier emergency response organization. As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross distinguishes itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters. Over the years, the organization has expanded its services, always with the aim of preventing and relieving suffering.