Nominate Your Hometown Hero Today!
Do you know someone who performed life-saving CPR, pulled a person from a burning building or took some courageous action in a time of crisis? The biannual Hometown Heroes breakfast is an opportunity for you and the community to show our appreciation and thank these exceptional individuals.
The Hometown Hero nomination categories include Animal Rescue, Fire Safety, Local Disaster, Law Enforcement, Medical Rescue, Military, Water Safety, Workplace Safety and Youth. Hometown Heroes will be selected by an independent panel of emergency professionals and community leaders.
The nominee must have saved a life (or assisted in saving a life) by intervening in a life-threatening situation, and given the victim the aid they needed, or would have needed, to survive the incident. The incident must have occurred between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2012. The nominee cannot have caused or contributed to the life-threatening incident. The nominee must live within one of the following counties: Clearwater, Idaho, Latah, Lewis or Nez Perce in Idaho; Asotin and Garfield in Washington. The incident may have occurred outside these counties.
This year’s Hometown Heroes will be honored during a breakfast ceremony on Friday, March 22 at the Lewiston Red Lion Hotel. "The Hometown Heroes event will recognize the true heroes in our community. Those neighbors, friends, co-workers and community members who went above the call of duty," according to the North Central Idaho District Manager, Deborah Snyder. Event sponsor is Potlatch No. 1 Federal Credit Union.
This bi-annual event brings together over 200 people throughout our region. The event will be emceed by Mike Tatko, Avista Regional Business Manager for the Lewis-Clark Region. In addition to an engraved award they will receive, each hero will also be presented with an American flag that was flown over the United States Capitol in Washington, DC.
Event tickets are $15.00 and include breakfast. Proceeds from the event will benefit the programs and services of American Red Cross. For a nomination form or more event or sponsorship information, visit www.redcrossidaho.org or call the North Central Idaho District office at (800) 853-2570 x201.
The American Red Cross of Greater Idaho is dedicated to preventing and alleviating human suffering in the face of emergencies. When a disaster threatens or strikes, the your American Red Cross provides onsite and follow-up assistance, helping clients with a place to stay, food, emotional support, comfort items and cleanup kits.