American Red Cross to Honor Olympic Peninsula Heroes

We take this time every year to honor those in our community who have gone above and beyond. -- Michelle Kelley

The American Red Cross Olympic Peninsula Chapter will honor eight heroes at its 10 annual Heroes Dinner on Thursday, November 8, from 7-10 p.m. at 7 Cedars Casino in Sequim.

“The Heroes Dinner is a crucial part of the Red Cross here in the Olympic Peninsula,” said Michelle Kelley, Chief Executive Officer of the Olympic Peninsula Chapter. “We take this time every year to honor those in our community who have gone above and beyond. This year’s heroes are no exception. Every one of them deserves special recognition for coming to the aid of others.”

The annual dinner raises critical funds to help support local Red Cross programs and services. 7 Cedars Casino and Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe are this year’s leadership sponsors. Green Crow is the Sustaining Sponsor for this year’s event.

The honorees: 11-year-old Amelia Foster with the Youth Medical Rescue Award, 13-year-old Caleb Lumbard with the Youth Water Rescue Award, Ken Sukert and Bob Foster with the Workplace Rescue Award, Chief Gordon Pomeroy and Dr. Sandra Smith-Poling with the Medical Preparedness Award, Ron Thomson will receive the Wilderness Medical Rescue Award and The Clallam Bay School Emergency Preparedness Program will receive the Community Preparedness Award.