Whitney, ITD recognized for outstanding results
Trish Whitney, a fixture at ITD since she began in 1974, was recently recognized by the American Red Cross as a 2015 Hometown Hero. On the same day, ITD also was recognized for an award earned through the Ada County Highway District - Commuteride “May in Motion” program, an annual event that encourages alternate transportation.
“Trish Chadez-Whitney is another outstanding volunteer who has earned a special citation for exceptional volunteer service,” the front-page mention said in the Idaho Statesman June 17. The article went on to say about Whitney:
“Trish has been a blood donor coordinator for the past 15 years and stands out for her enthusiasm and her continuous efforts and ability to recruit donors. Her commitment to our cause is infectious, and helps keep everyone motivated, including Red Cross staff. Trish conducts 12 blood drives every year and would like to ramp up to 15. It is the hard work and commitment of volunteers like Trish that are at the very heart of our organization’s success.”
When asked why she got involved initially in the blood drive, and continues to be involved, Whitney said, “I can’t imagine someone not having blood available when it is needed. It costs me nothing, but can do so much good for someone in need.”
ITD earned the Bronze Level Alternative Transportation Champions award in the May in Motion campaign. The bronze-level package, valued at $3,000, includes “Premiere placement recognition in a one-page, full-color spread in the June 22 edition of the Idaho Statesman, and recognition at the Alternative Transportation Champion awards luncheon June 25.