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2013 Hometown Heroes in Baltimore, MD

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“Every human being has the capacity to engage in acts of everyday heroism by doing something unselfish to elevate the lives of other people”

“Every human being has the capacity to engage in acts of everyday heroism by doing something unselfish to elevate the lives of other people,” Ronald M. Shapiro told a reporter at the American Red Cross Hometown Heroes on Friday night.

Mr. Shapiro summed up exactly the spirit of giving that the Red Cross honors at this event each year. For those who came out to celebrate with us-- thank you. For those not able to be with us, you missed something extraordinary.

Civic leader, agent-attorney, and New York Times bestselling author Ronald M. Shapiro gave an inspiring keynote address on the everyday heroes making a difference down the street, across the country and around the world. The Red Cross was honored to present awards to five heroes including Baltimore City Fire Lieutenant Derrick L. Ready, Under Armour, Inc. Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson, The Baltimore Ravens and Ronald M. Shapiro. This event would not have been possible without McCormick & Co., PNC Bank and Transamerica and their generous support.

Among the many highlights of the evening, event goers:

  • Heard first-hand what it’s like when disaster strikes and the Red Cross comes to the rescue
  • Learned directly from our volunteers about the five service areas of the American Red Cross
  • Were transported to disaster scenes around the globe with Red Cross workers through a powerful video presentation
  • Lifted up our neighbors who lost loved ones in service to our country
  • Learned the lifesaving value of blood donations through the American Red Cross
  • Dined, danced and chatted with Lt. Governor Anthony Brown, Honorable Kurt Schmoke, and Deborah Phelps
  • Keep the momentum going. Join the Red Cross movement by visiting www.redcross.org/chesapeake or call 410-624-2030. Also find us on Facebook or Twitter @ScottSalemme to see photos and highlights from the event.

    Scott R. Salemme, Regional CEO, American Red Cross of the Chesapeake Region

    Pictured above: Scott Salemme, CEO, Red Cross of the Chesapeake Region, Bonnie Stein, Board Chair, Red Cross of the Chesapeake Region; and Bill Paterakis, President, Northeast Foods.