Lorenzatti Appointed to Red Cross Executive Council
David Lorenzatti, a resident of Savannah Lakes Village, has accepted a position on the executive council of the Greenwood Area American Red Cross, which includes McCormick, Greenwood, and Abbeville counties.
Theexecutive council’s responsibilities include building awareness of the Red Cross and how it fulfills its mission, which includes providing disaster relief through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners.
Sarah Dow, Major Gifts Officer for the Greenwood area Red Cross, said the agency responded to 41 house fires and other emergencies in its coverage area in 2011. Dow added that the council also assists with building its volunteer base and raising funds so the agency will be better prepared to respond to local disasters.
Lorenzatti is employed as a communications specialist in Lander University’s Office of University Relations. At Lander, he is also the co-coordinator of the university’s Docent program, a member of the International Program Advisory Council and president of the board of directors of Greenwood Lander Performing Arts.
Before he and his wife, Maureen, relocated to Savannah Lakes in 2000, he was the public affairs director for a hospital and healthcare system in Massachusetts. He is also a former broadcast journalist with more than 20 years experience as a radio and TV news anchor and reporter.
The Lorenzattis are members of Good Shepherd Catholic Church in McCormick, and he also serves on the McCormick County Planning Commission. They have three children and 10 grandchildren.
He said, “I look forward to using my experience in healthcare and public relations to help the local Red Cross increase and mobilize its resources to alleviate the suffering of those whose lives have been shattered by disasters.” He added, “To assess the value of what the Red Cross does, one needs to look no further than how the organization, its staff and volunteers have responded to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy which caused so much human misery and destruction in New Jersey and New York.”