The Logan County Disaster Action Team received two awards on Tuesday, June 4 at the Governor’s Mansion. The pair who received the awards have put in many hours of service and have put forth great service at any time day or night.
The American Red Cross has a yearly state wide banquet in Little Rock. This year 57 people were nominated for the Golden Circle Award and 15 people received awards.
Katrina McGee has put in over 5,000 hours answering the phones and responding to people who need help. She has been at booths handing out information and answering questions. McGee goes to school full time, has three kids, and still has time for the American Red Cross.
Angela Emmert Scott received the Teen Award for being such a shining example of service and putting in many hours with Rapid Response Teams and D.A.T. Rapid Response is a program that teaches teens to react and save lives during emergency situations.
Scott attends J.D. Leftwich High School, participates in youth works, sings for her church, plays softball, and football. She does anything asked of her for any service activities. She is also the very first teen to receive this award. Her Camp instructor, Kevin Shinn, was on hand to personally congratulate her and to ensure she was coming back to help with camp.
She does this despite having severe hearing loss and on and off crutches because of physical limitations. Her message to others: "Life will give you limitations, but is up to you if you get back on that horse."
Logan County American Red Cross is 26 members strong, has active teen members, and is on call day or night when local communities need help. Members are ready to provide water and sports drinks for fire fighters in and out of our county, respond to help victims of fires in and out of our county, and respond to other disasters nationwide when called upon.