Congratulations to Elton Peterson – Heart of Gold Lifetime Achievement Award Winner at the WPS Awards. The Heart of Gold Award is awarded to a volunteer whose lifetimes of service exemplifies notable achievement in community service!
Elton Peterson has been a volunteer driver for American Red Cross Transportation Services since July 1993. During his almost 21 years of service he has volunteered 5,670 hours and has provided approximately 10,080 rides to clients over the age of 60 and/or disabled.
“I have had the privilege of working with Elton since the day he started,” said Tina Whetung, Transportation Manager. “He is a very dedicate and caring person who really enjoys helping others, without people like Elton this much needed service would not be provided.“
Elton is also an active volunteer driver with the American Red Cross Blood Services. For the past 16 years, Elton has generously volunteered his time to help deliver blood and blood products to patients in need at area hospitals. Over these years, he has volunteered hundreds of hours to answer the call when the need to get red cells to a hospital in need of blood products. We are thankful and proud to have Elton on our Red Cross team!