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A.J. Hacker joins local Red Cross staff

Saturday, December 13, 2008

A.J. Hacker, fifth from left, is the new Putnam County Community Development Coordinator for the American Red Cross Wabash Valley Chapter. Pictured with Hacker are, from left, Red Cross representatives Lu Ann Beaman, Brad Johnson, Deb Hacker, Kathie Skeel, Ginger Scott and Tracy Maynard.
Putnam County resident A. J. Hacker has joined the American Red Cross Wabash Valley Chapter as its Putnam County Community Development Coordinator.

Hacker's duties will include increasing the number of Red Cross volunteers in Putnam County and building the necessary financial resources to support Red Cross services in the County.

"I am excited to have this opportunity to work with the Wabash Valley Red Cross Chapter and the Putnam County Red Cross Leadership Council in strengthening our resources, so that, we can build upon the Red Cross tradition and mission in Putnam County," Hacker said.

Wabash Valley Chapter Executive Director Carol Stevens said, "We are extremely pleased to have A. J. on our staff. She has the vision, energy and experience to move us forward in Putnam County, so that, more people can benefit from the Red Cross humanitarian mission as recipients of service, volunteers and financial donors."

Hacker has formerly performed executive duties at Child-Adult Resources in Greencastle, the Putnam County Community Foundation, United Way of Putnam County and the Western Indiana Private Industry Council.

During the 2008 Red Cross fiscal year, the local chapter responded to 15 disasters in Putnam County providing disaster relief to 73 people, passed 14 emergency messages on behalf of local military families, certified 835 individuals in First Aid & CPR, certified 691 youth and young adults in Water Safety and Life guarding, and certified 13 youth in Babysitting.

The Wabash Valley Chapter serves Clay, Greene, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo Counties in Indiana and Edgar County Illinois. The mission of the American Red Cross, a not-for-profit humanitarian organization, is to provide relief to victims of disaster, keep military families connected when separated by deployment and help people save lives through education. Each year the local chapter mobilizes relief to the victims of over 130 home fires and other disasters, sends more than 200 emergency messages on behalf of local military families to their loved ones stationed around the world serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, and trains over 10,000 individuals how to respond to sudden illness, accidents or disasters. The services of the Wabash Valley Red Cross are made possible solely by the volunteer and financial support of the citizens, businesses, foundations and United Ways in the Wabash Valley.

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Way to Go A.J.

-- Posted by letmegetbacktoya on Sat, Dec 13, 2008, at 7:29 AM

Is this by chance Alice Hacker, who is the wife of Jerry Hacker? If so, she is the most wonderful person to have as an employee and to have as a dear friend. Good Luck and Best Wishes to you and your family. Say hi to Jerry for me.

Mark Collin

-- Posted by MarkC on Sat, Dec 13, 2008, at 10:27 PM

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