American Red Cross seeking nominations for ‘Hometown Heroes’

Deadline for nominations is Feb. 15

WENATCHEE - The American Red Cross is inviting nominations from the community for the “Hometown Heroes” among us. If you know of a local individual or organization who has done something courageous or exceptional that deserves recognition, please take the time to nominate them. Nominations will be accepted until Feb. 15.
Heroes may be professional rescuers, ordinary citizens or local groups/organizations. Nominees must live in or have performed their heroic act in Grant, Douglas, Chelan or Okanogan County within the last two years. Examples of heroes include someone who has rescued another person from a dangerous situation, individuals or organizations who are addressing an unmet need in our community, or first responders (military, fire, police, etc.) whose actions have gone above and beyond the call of duty.  
Members of the community are invited and encouraged to submit nominations. Nomination forms are available by calling (509) 663-3907 or contacting megan.snow@redcross.org. Nominations are also accepted online at http://www.redcross.org/local/washington/news-events/events/heroes-break...
 Those nominees selected as a Hero award recipient by an independent panel of community leaders will be honored at the annual “Hometown Heroes Celebration” on Thursday, March 29 at the Wenatchee Convention Center.
 If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Megan Snow at (509) 990-0969. Media interviews regarding this event can be arranged.                                                          
About the
American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog athttp://blog.redcross.org.
 

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