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American Red Cross welcomes Rachel Coven

By Staff | May 30, 2014

The American Red Cross West Virginia Region is pleased to announce the new Chapter Executive for the Eastern Panhandle Chapter is Rachel Reazin Coven. Coven will serve as a team leader, fundraiser, spokesperson, advocate and collaborator throughout the communities in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. She will partner with local volunteer Board of Directors in fundraising, planning and service delivery. The executive helps recruit chapter board members who are diverse, high profile community leaders with a commitment to personal philanthropy and a willingness to advocate for the Red Cross. She will raise funds to deliver the Red Cross mission down the street, across the country and around the world and continually work with the team throughout West Virginia to develop and grow adequate and diversified financial resources through a variety of strategies.

Coven supports a team of dedicated, mission-driven professionals to ensure the Red Cross mission is delivered within the Eastern Panhandle. These mission areas include increasing the community’s resilience and motivating residents to prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies; increasing preparedness and responding to disasters; actively supporting members of the military and their families in times of need; supporting International programs and services; building regional capacity for service delivery through engagement and retention of volunteers and partners; ensuring the youth and young adults are engaged through a network of Red Cross Clubs which are integrated into the service delivery plan and speaking for the Health and Safety Services training delivery and blood donor recruitment in their area as part of the overall service delivery.

Rachel Reazin Coven has been fortunate to call Charles Town home since 2009. She spent her formative years just over the state line in Brunswick, Md., where she was taught the importance of hard work and service to all. She attended college in both Frederick and Baltimore, Md. Since 1997, Coven has worked in the non-profit world in program and staff management as well as fundraising capacities, most recently with Catholic Charities West Virginia in Martinsburg. She is an active participant in both the WV HUBCAP program working with the Burke Street Promise Neighborhood Initiative to foster success from cradle to career and the VITA program, which offers free tax prep to low income households.

There will be a kick-off event held Wednesday June 4 at The Historic McFarland House in Martinsburg from 5-7 p.m. Please call 304-725-3606 to RSVP.

To learn more about the services of the Red Cross in the Eastern Panhandle, please call (304) 725-3606. The Red Cross responds to nearly 70,000 disasters each year nationally and almost 1,000 in WV. The Red Cross needs the help of the public to continue this lifesaving effort. People can make a donation to the Red Cross by going to redcross.org, texting REDCROSS to 90999 or by calling 1-800-REDCROSS.