Red Cross honors Calif. teen for Young Women values project

A young Mormon teen from Turlock, Calif., was recently honored for raising more than $5,000 for victims of the Haiti earthquake.

A local Red Cross chapter awarded 15-year-old Anne Thomas with "The Spirit of Red Cross," an honor traditionally given to adults performing "extraordinary life saving acts," according to the Stanislaus County Chapter.

Thirteen others were also recognized at an awards breakfast June 2.

"I realized that more important than the accomplishment of raising so much money was developing charity toward all of God's children, looking past my own selfish desires and worldly cares and really caring about someone else," Thomas said.

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