Peggs lifesaving efforts commended during Red Cross Month


BUCKHANNON — Prisilla Peggs was recognized by Upshur County Commissioners Thursday morning for her recent life saving measures performed on a Randolph County resident.

Commission President Kristie Tenney stated, “Thank you so much. We appreciate you and what you did. We are just so happy and want to thank you on behalf of the Commission and want to give you a certificate for that.” The Commissioners presented Peggs with a Certificate of Recognition. “I never expected anything to be brought to me; just wanted to make sure he received what he needed. And I heard he’s doing better,” Peggs expressed.

Commissioners also proclaimed March as Red Cross Month as Jason Keeling, Executive Director of the Allegheny Highlands Chapter American Red Cross presented information regarding the organization’s local efforts.

Keeling explained that locally, the Red Cross respond to floods, but most frequently, home fires. “In this county, we provided services to nine families affected by home fires,” he explained. The Red Cross is also known for their biomedical collections. “In this county, over 300 units were collected last year,” Keeling stated.

Keeling mentioned that the Red Cross also provides CPR and First Aid training, as well as assistance to the armed services. They reportedly provided 45 services during the past year to those in active duty or veterans.

The Allegheny Highlands Chapter American Red Cross is currently raising funds for a biomed fleet vehicle for the Central Appalachia region. This vehicle will be used to service Upshur and an adjacent county, Keeling noted.

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