Shannan Pyland has been named the 2012 Maui Red Cross Volunteer of the Year.
Pyland has been a Red Cross volunteer since 2009, holding several positions on Lanai and Maui. On Lanai, Pyland served as the Disaster Action Team Captain, recruiting and organizing training sessions for residents, working to identify potential shelter locations and food resources, and connecting with local vendors to improve the sheltering and feeding capabilities during times of disasters.
Pyland serves as a volunteer Red Cross hotline operator, receiving calls from first responders and deploying disaster volunteers to the scene. She is also a disaster services instructor and sheltering lead volunteer for the county.
For more information, visit www.hawaiiredcross.org.