American Red Cross Seeking Nominees for Heroes Breakfast

Monterey Heroes Awards
Candidates for nomination can be anyone who lives or works in San Joaquin and Calaveras Counties that has gone above and beyond the call of duty to exhibit a true act of selflessness.

STOCKTON, CA, Tuesday, February 5, 2013 – The American Red Cross Capital Region Chapter is seeking out local heroes of San Joaquin and Calaveras counties to be honored at the eleventh annual Heroes Breakfast on April 10, 2013 at Wine & Roses in Lodi.

The Red Cross is asking community members to nominate individuals that they consider heroes. Do you know someone that has demonstrated an act(s) of heroism in the last year? Now is your chance to place them in the spotlight. Submit the story of your hero and why they should be recognized.

Candidates for nomination can be anyone who lives or works in San Joaquin and Calaveras Counties that has gone above and beyond the call of duty to exhibit a true act of selflessness. There are twelve different categories for nomination including firefighters, law enforcement officials, medical workers, good Samaritans and even animals who have performed heroic deeds.

In addition to honoring local heroes, the Red Cross will also recognize the winners of the Hero Essay Contest – a contest being conducted among local K-12 students in which participants write about their hero and what makes them heroic. Winning essays - one winner from grades K-6 and one from 7-12 – will be read before the audience during the breakfast!

The Heroes Breakfast is an opportunity to not only honor those who are not ordinarily recognized for their courage, but also offer an opportunity to recognize the heroism that surrounds us and our communities everyday.

The deadline for nominations is February 15, 2013. Nomination forms are available at the American Red Cross by contacting Liza Cruz at (209) 644-2828, or email liza.cruz@redcross.org. Forms are also available on the chapter website at http://www.redcross.org/news/event/Heroes-of-the-American-Red-Cross.

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. The Capital Region Chapter serves an eleven-county region including Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, eastern Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Yolo counties. For more information, visit www.redcrosscrc.org or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/RedCrossCRC.