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Greenwich Man Earns Red Cross Accolades

Greenwich resident Ross Ogden has received the Harriman Award for his dedication and volunteer service to the American Red Cross. The prestigious award honors the accomplishments of people who go beyond their local community.

"We must be there for those who depend upon us," Ogden said. "To provide relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies."

Ogden has been a Red Cross volunteer for more than 50 years and has served three chapters. He began his volunteering in Greenwich as a young boy in 1960. Throughout the years, he has held a number of positions such as chairman of the American Red Cross Northeast Region, Greenwich Chapter advisory board and national chairman of chapter services.

The award was presented to Ogden last month at the Red Cross headquarters in Washington, D.C.

"I hope that we continue to innovate and grow, adding programs, products and services that meet emerging needs and are responsive to the rapidly changing environment," Ogden said. "That we find new ways to deliver our services and increase our presence and most important, I hope that we remember to honor and support our volunteers."

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