Our very own American Red Cross volunteer, Betty Hendrix, was named a Legend by RecognizeGood for 67 years of service to the American Red Cross. Today, Betty is being honored by the three-week long, “Say Thanks” Austin Event. Until February 3rd you can express your gratitude to Betty for her service and help the American Red Cross of Central Texas win $10,000 by logging onto http://www.saythanksaustin.com and voting for Betty!
RecognizeGood is a nonprofit organization centered in Austin that works to raise awareness of the good in our central Texas communities and businesses. To do this, RecognizeGood created a handful of programs benefitting local charities, including the Legends Program. The Legends Program is a monthly award system designed to recognize a community contributor, or Legend, who has performed exceptional acts of goodness or charity throughout their lifetimes. Then, at the end of each year, all of the Legends from that entire year are honored in the “Say Thanks” Austin Event. This event allows the community to express their gratitude by voting for one or more Legends and in turn, the Legend with the most “Say Thanks” votes gets to choose a nonprofit to receive a $10,000 Pay It Forward check from RecognizeGood.
Betty Hendrix deserves our gratitude and “Say Thanks” votes.
Since Betty first began volunteering for the American Red Cross in 1944, she has shown an unwavering commitment to volunteerism. In the 1940s there was a great need for volunteers to support the American troops of World War II, but even after the war, Betty continued serving on the front lines for the American Red Cross. Over the years, Betty’s involvement ranged from rolling bandages for soldiers to sitting on the board of directors of the American Red Cross of Central Texas. She also directed swimming and lifeguarding courses, taught international humanitarian law classes, and responded to countless disaster assignments such Hurricane Katrina and the floods in New Mexico. Thad Rosenfeld wrote on Betty’s recognition page for RecognizeGood, “Ask Betty why she worked so hard, for so long, for no money and she answers, ‘I love the Red Cross because we come together as a team when the need arises. It’s amazing what the Red Cross can pull together in 48 hours.’ And even more amazing what one dedicated woman can pull together in 65 years.”
Betty served for 67 years. It will only take you 2 minutes to get involved, log in and become part of the Legend. Vote for Betty!