Washington woman honored for her work with the Red Cross over the years

By Tucker Harrington

The Washington County Red Cross recently presented Barbara “Bobbi” Schnebly with the highest volunteer honor, the Beulah T. Meyers Award for Distinguished Humanitarian Service, according to the Herald-Mail.

Schnebly, who has worked for the Red Cross for the past 25 years, was originally told that they were not giving out these awards this year, but only to surprise her.

“It was a very big surprise. They really got me. I’m very appreciative and humbled,” Schnebly told the news source.

She has been a board member of the Red Cross since 1981. However, the invitation to be a board member was originally for her husband, but he was too busy to accept. Her hard work led to a full time position at the Washington D.C. Red Cross, and she retired in 2006, just to return as a volunteer soon after.

Schnebly helps in various projects, along with planning events and other activities for the Red Cross youth. The 64-year-old doesn’t plan on slowing down just because she has retired.