Wearing vintage Red Cross nurse outfits are from left, Nicole Pulcini, Shellie Hipsky, Gail Alberto-Martin and Sahara Duncan.
Tracy Paxinos, Sue Glinka and Cathy Garraux.
Richard Harshman, Patricia Waldinger and Jim Garraux.
Chief Darryl and ReNie Jones and Jaclyn and Sqt. Kevin Faulds.
Greg and Polly Dell'Omo.
Judy Dulemba and Lauren Ashley.
Sarah and Marine Staff Sgt. Adrian Rondini.
Jonathan and Lauren Chanadet.
Ken and Barbara Fair and Linda and Rev. James Brown.
Bill and Shirley Schoen.
By Natalie Bencivenga / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Amid the laughter and fun at the Red Cross Ball on Saturday, Judy Dulemba was crying — in gratitude. Ms. Dulemba, a math teacher and 16-year volunteer with the American Red Cross Southwestern Pennsylvania Chapter, was overwhelmed by the generosity of donors after the live auction at the Omni William Penn. “This is truly remarkable. The generosity of this room takes my breath away,” she said.
More than 350 guests enjoyed a fashionable cocktail hour and three-course dinner before the spirited auction and individual donations that helped raise $374,000 for the organization that provides disaster relief at home and abroad.
“We deal with one disaster a day. But since we’ve had such a terrible winter, our efforts have been doubled over the past six months,” said board chairman Jim Garraux.
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Shellie Hipsky wore a cape that belonged to her grandmother, a lieutenant nurse in the Red Cross and Bronze Star recipient during World War II. Clearly, this was a night to celebrate not only heroes of today, but also those of the past.
Seen enjoying the event were Scott and Sue Lammie, Jack and Lisa Barbour, Kathy and Lyle Humphrey, and Robert and Renee Denove.
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