Kentucky Red Cross surprises local volunteer with highest honor | Local News

A Fort Knox volunteer was in a state of disbelief last week when the CEO of the Kentucky Regional Red Cross suddenly began praising her personal contributions to the community.

Surrounded by her Armed Forces Service teammates, Denise McGillen couldn’t hide her surprise when what she thought was this year’s Santa’s Workshop open house also turned out to be her own awards. Unbeknownst to McGillen, she had been selected as the recipient of the 2022 Clara Barton Award for the State of Kentucky.

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