Heroes Wanted: Red Cross Calls for Community Superstars
Central Coast residents are invited to submit nominations to celebrate local men, women, children, and pets who have performed extraordinary acts of courage and exceptional service in our community.
Do you know someone who has saved a life, provided care to someone in need, or given back to his or her community in a significant way? If so, you have until May 1 to nominate that exceptional person to be considered as an American Red Cross Hero. Last year, the Red Cross responded to 60 local disasters, providing temporary shelter, food and clothing to victims; collected 23,808 units of blood; assisted 133 military families in emergency situations; and educated more than 1,735 local residents in disaster preparedness throughout Marion, Polk and Lincoln County.
Five heroes will be chosen from among the nominees by a special volunteer committee and be honored at the 10th Annual Red Cross Heroes Breakfast in Salem on September 11th. The presenting sponsor for this year’s breakfast is Fred Meyer.
“Hero” nominations are open in eight categories: Humanitarian Youth Hero, Humanitarian Adult Hero, Professional Rescue Hero, Military Hero, Medical Hero, Community Partner Hero, Animal Rescue Hero, and Spirit of the Red Cross Hero. Nomination forms are available online at www.redcross.org/willametteheroes, or by contacting the Willamette Chapter at (503) 779-1268.
The Heroes Breakfast is an annual event sponsored by the American Red Cross Willamette Chapter. The event honors local heroes, and also helps the chapter raise money to fund programs that help people who are victims of fires, floods and other local disasters.