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American Red Cross calls for nominations to honor 'Real Heroes'


Tue, Jun 28th 2022 09:45 am

Deadline for submissions is July 30

The Western New York Chapter of the American Red Cross is accepting nominations through Saturday, July 30, for its fourth annual “Real Heroes of Western New York” event, sponsored by Calspan and corporate chairs John and Carolyn Yurtchuk. Local heroes across Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties will be honored at a special recognition event in October.

A press release noted, “In order to celebrate life-saving actions and the spirit of humanitarianism, the Red Cross honors individuals who have shown courage, dedication and unselfish character by their acts of heroism in our community at the annual ‘Real Heroes of Western New York’ event. The ‘Real Heroes’ event helps support Red Cross programs and services such as disaster relief; service to the armed forces; and preparedness and health and safety training. As an organization committed to helping community members in the face of emergencies, the Red Cross is honored to salute individuals who make a difference.”

Honorees could be selected from the following 12 categories: Animal Rescue, Blood Donor/Services, Education, Fire Rescue, Good Neighbor, Good Samaritan Adult, Good Samaritan Youth, Law Enforcement, Lifeline, Medical, Military, and Workplace Safety.

To access the nomination form and a description of award categories, visit www.redcross.org/WNYRealHeroes or email [email protected]. Deadline for submissions is Saturday, July 30.

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or follow on Twitter at @RedCross.

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