Tom Feeney receives humanitarian award
26 March 2015
On 11 March Tom Feeney, President and CEO of Safelite® Group was awarded the Humanitarian of the Year award by the American Red Cross.
Focussing on the first of the World Red Cross Movement’s Fundamental Principles - humanity - this annual award recognises individuals or groups whose efforts and accomplishments have made the communities in Central Ohio and beyond a better place to live and work.
“I am truly humbled to receive this honour” Tom said. “Firstly, the Red Cross is one of the premier charitable organisations in the world and secondly because of the previous winners. It is quite the honour to be included with this extraordinary group of individuals that have done so much for our community.”
In his comments Tom took the opportunity to encourage others to become involved in the community and make a difference. He added, “After much thought, I’ve concluded that being the recipient of this award has a purpose – to influence others. If just one person takes action to get involved and serve their community in a meaningful way then me receiving this award will have served that purpose.”
The award was presented during an annual Red Cross of Central Ohio fundraising event. Now in its 19th year the event has raised more than $3.9 million in support of life-saving services and programmes provided by the charity.