The American Red Cross has been selected by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Soceities as a winner of its 2007 Together for Humanity Youth Award! The award was won in a tie with the Italian Red Cross in the category of “Increasing Civil Society and Red Cross Red Crescent Capacity”.

I think we all deserve a round of applause as this award recognizes not an individual contributor, but our national society as a whole at all levels. Sandy Tesch and Mat Morgan, National Youth Council chair and vice-chair, will travel to Geneva in mid-November to accept the award and represent American Red Cross youth and young adults at the Federation’s 2007 Statutory Meetings which include the 16th Session of the General Assembly, the Council of Delegates 2007, and the 30th International Conference.

I have been promised blog updates and photos while they are in Switzerland, so stay tuned!

Ralph Chislett, Texas

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