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HEROES for the American Red Cross, Tippecanoe

Anyone in the community can be a HERO.

"HEROES for the American Red Cross" is a grassroots campaign in which local business people, school groups, church groups, civic clubs, and individuals pledge to raise at least $1,100, through any legal means they choose, for the local Red Cross chapter.

Our goal for 2013 is $80,000.

$1,100 is what it costs to feed, clothe and shelter a family of 4 who have lost everything to a house fire.

Individuals who volunteer to become HEROES for the American Red Cross chapter agree to raise and/or donate a minimum of $1,100 towards the campaign and their team. The HEROES will receive support from Red Cross staff, ensuring a successful campaign.

To lend your support for American Red Cross services provided in your community, please go to and make a donation today!

How to be a HERO

Anyone in the community can be a HERO. Each HERO is responsible for meeting with the Red Cross Development Director prior to the campaign, as well as giving weekly updates during the campaign. Each week, all HEROES will receive updates from the Red Cross as to how each HERO is doing on reaching their goal.

If a HERO is planning a fundraising event, they NEED to contact the Red Cross development director in order to maximize publicity and avoid duplication.

How can you get involved with the HEROES Campaign? There are a lot of ways!

  • Become a HERO yourself by pledging to raise $1,100 during March is Red Cross month to benefit all the services the Red Cross provides the community.
  • You can support other HEROES with their fundraising efforts to hit $1,100 each by donating to the chapter in their name or participating in their events.
  • Don't know a HERO? Donate directly to the chapter by calling 742-6975.
  • Volunteer for the Red Cross and help collect donations at area businesses.
  • HEROES are a visible part of the campaign! All HEROES will . . .

  • Be listed, along with their picture, in the Journal and Courier Ad at the beginning and end of the campaign to receive recognition for their efforts
  • Be featured on the Red Cross website
  • Receive a certificate of appreciation
  • Be included in the Red Cross newsletter
  • Be recognized in the Annual Report
  • Support critical, local services right here in our community
  • Once a HERO is recruited, he or she can begin raising funds immediately.

    2013 HEROES

  • Leslie Ainley, Caterpillar
  • Smokey Anderson, TEMA
  • Joe Bumbleburg, Ball Eggleston, PC
  • Sheriff Tracy Brown, Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office
  • Matt Bryan, Henriott Group, Inc.
  • Nancy Burrell, Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce
  • Roger Carnes, Oscar Winski
  • Jason Dombkowski, West Lafayette Police Department
  • Dustin Folden, Faith Baptist Church
  • Judy Hickman
  • Bryce Hufford, Evonik
  • Kevin Klinker, Lafayette City Council
  • John Laws, Ivy Tech Community College
  • David Martin, State Farm Insurance
  • Pastor Bill McLean, First Presbyterian Church
  • Holly Nolan, Simply Serenity
  • David Ostheimer, St. Elizabeth Franciscan
  • Jeff Stefancic, Purdue University
  • Dwight Wright, Caterpillar
  • Amber Fields, Insurance Solutions from Amber
  • Greg Wheeler, RE/MAX Lafayette Group; Team Lead of The Wheeler Group
  • Clay Thompson, Bob Rohrman Honda
  • Angie Canton, Mary Kay Sales Director
  • Josh Dahlenburg, Advantage Title
  • Mitch Barker, NFPT
  • Damian Dyer, Nicodemus Institute
  • P.L.A.N.T. (Professional Leaders and Networking Group)
  • Friends of Downtown
  • American Red Cross Club of Purdue University
  • Tippecanoe Apartment Association