Stephanie White named Red Cross Upper Palmetto executive director

October 29, 2013 

Veterans Affairs office has moved

The York office of York County Veterans Affairs has moved across the street to the Agriculture Building, effective this week.

The new address will be 6 S. Congress St., downtown York.

Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, and appointments are requested. The phone and fax numbers will remain the same. The phone number is 684-8529, and the fax is 684-8551.

Clover’s First UMC to host veterans observance

A community recognition program to honor veterans and military personnel and their families will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 at First United Methodist Church on Bethel Street in Clover.

The event will feature the 208th Army Reserve Band and is free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged. For details, call the church, 803-222-3496.

White named Red Cross executive

Stephanie White of York, a long-serving Red Cross volunteer and employee, has been selected as executive director of the new Upper Palmetto chapter.

The announcement was made by Louise Welch Williams, regional chief executive officer of the American Red Cross Palmetto SC Region. White began her new role on Monday, Oct, 28.

White began volunteering with the Red Cross in college as an intern working in social work and started full-time with the Red Cross as Emergency Services Director in January, 1994.

“In addition to forging new relationships while enhancing existing partnerships within the chapter’s service area of York, Chester and Lancaster counties,” White said about her goals, “increasing the number of volunteers the chapter has, increasing our community presence and maintaining a strong service capacity of our chapter to assist our local communities.”

The Upper Palmetto chapter of the American Red Cross assisted 546 individuals affected by disaster last year. The chapter trained 3,197 people in lifesaving skills such as CPR/AED and First Aid, sent 722 emergency messages to members of the armed forces and their families, collected 6,229 units of blood and has 217 volunteers.

White is married to James A. White, has two children, Alayna and Jeremy, and lives in York. She is a graduate of Winthrop University with a bachelor’s of science in Social Work, and in 2010 finished the business certification in nonprofit management at Winthrop.

“I believe Stephanie is very well prepared for the position of Executive Director and I’m confident she will do an outstanding job for the chapter. She is also a strong asset to the Palmetto SC Region management team,” said Carey Smith, interim Upper Palmetto chapter executive.

The chapter is part of the Palmetto SC Region, made up of seven Red Cross chapters that span 35 counties.

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