Red Cross welcomes Ward to board

  • Friday, May 16, 2014

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The Carolina Lowcountry Chapter of the American Red Cross has welcomed to its Board of Directors Johnny Ward, CEO of Cooper Investors and CEO of W & W Truck and Tractor Company.

“We are fortunate to have Johnny serving on our board,” said Board Chair Mason Holland. ”His experience coupled with his passion for our mission will enable Red Cross to continue to provide our vital services to our communities.”

Ward has been honored as a business leader as the South Carolina Small Businessman of the Year and received the Hatton Brown Publishing Award for Outstanding Ethics in Sales in America. He has contributed his time and talents to First Baptist Church of Moncks Corner and numerous civic organizations, including C&S Bank Advisory Board, South Carolina Bank & Trust, Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce, Lord Berkeley Academy, Callen/Lacy Home Foundation, Berkeley County Historical Museum, South Carolina Forestry Association, Berkeley County Habitat for Humanity and the Lion’s Club.

Ward and his family have been longtime supporters of Charleston Southern University, where he has served numerous terms on the Board of Trustees, including as Chairman of the Board. He has also served on the Executive Council of the Board of Visitors, on the Buc Club Board of Directors, is a member of the Legacy Society and established the Ward Family Endowed Scholarship Fund.

The university awarded him an honorary doctor of public service in 2009.

The Carolina Lowcountry Chapter is part of the Palmetto SC Region of the American Red Cross which is made up of seven Red Cross chapters spanning 35 counties of South Carolina.

Because of trained disaster volunteers and financial assistance from the community, the Red Cross has been able to help more than 1,400 people affected by disasters in the Palmetto SC region since January 1. On average, the American Red Cross, Palmetto SC Region responds to a disaster every 6.5 hours. To learn more about becoming a volunteer or financial supporter of the American Red Cross visit www.RedCross.org/CarolinaLowcountry.

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families.

For more information, please visit Redcross.org.

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