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Red Cross honors LaGrange locals

The Central Midwest Chapter of the American Red Cross of Georgia honored seven LaGrange locals for their work supporting others, a press release announced.

Deputies Kendre Scott and Kyle Kirkland of the Troup County Sheriff’s Department were honored for disaster training services in CPR/AED. 

Steve Estes of the Troup County Board of Education was honored for disaster response. Rozshica Richardson of Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center was honored for disaster recovery. 

Gwendolyn Milton of Dance for a Cause and Praise for a Cause was recognized for blood donor services. 

LaGrange Police Department School Resource Officer Marcus Horn was recognized for humanitarian services, along with Dr. Joy Baker of Wellstar. 

“We are so proud to honor these seven individuals making a difference in our community. They are certainly Champions,” said Holly Winner, executive director of the Central Midwest Chapter of the American Red Cross of Georgia, in the release. 

“It’s so important that we recognize our Champions every year and honor the work they do in LaGrange, even if recognition looks a little different this year,”

The annual recognition usually occurs at a breakfast in March, but that celebration did not happen due to the pandemic. 

“We are fortunate to live in a community full of champions—people who stand up for causes they believe in, people who are winners, not for some contest, but winners for what they do to help and support others,” said Board Chair Bikel Frenelle, in the release. “That is why we are honoring these seven individuals.”

In the release, Frenelle said the group reminded her of the quote, “Champions don’t show up to get everything they want; they show up to give everything they have.”