Keynote speaker to speak on growing severe disasters in the United States 

Nashville – The American Red Cross Nashville Area Chapter will host the Nissan Lifesaver Luncheon presented by Randy and Jennifer Wolcott at Belmont University on April 13.

The event will be held at the Curb Event Center at Belmont University in Nashville and is one of the largest celebrations of the Red Cross service. Red Cross Vice President Disaster Programs, Jennifer Pipa, will be the keynote speaker for the luncheon. Pipa oversees the nationwide development, implementation and continuous improvement of the Red Cross’s Disaster Cycle Services programs. 

She will speak on the increase of costly disasters happening more frequently around the world and in the United States. Larger scale disasters are happening every six days on average this past year, and Red Cross volunteers are playing a huge role in responding to those multi-million-dollar and sometimes billion-dollar disasters. 

The chapter will honor local humanitarian heroes who have made significant impacts in Tennessee with their philanthropic work. The honorees include: 

  • Humanitarian Award: Dollar General Managers and Employees 
  • Community Hero Award – The Hispanic Family Foundation  
  • Storyteller Award – Singer and Songwriter Lauren Daigle 

The chapter will also honor Nashville Red Cross Board Member and Tiffany Circle member Tricia McDowell with the Clara Barton Award. Clara Barton, the American Red Cross founder, was vigilant in her dedication to the mission of the Red Cross 140 years ago. 

“We are always so in awe of our community and how philanthropic our partners are when it is most needed,” said Joel Sullivan, regional executive director for the Red Cross Tennessee. “It is our honor to recognize these organizations, companies and donors with these awards and each one has made such an impact for the Red Cross and our humanitarian mission.” 

Lifesaver tickets are on sale now for $75 online at Tickets will also be available the day of the event at the registration table.

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