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Red Cross and United Way Recognize Heroes at 10th Annual Heroes Breakfast


Hyannis, Mass, March 31, 2012 – The American Red Cross, Cape Cod and Islands Chapter and Cape and Islands United Way welcomed over 450 guests at the 10th Annual Heroes Breakfast on March 30th at the Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis. Forty five individuals from across Cape Cod were honored for their selfless acts of heroism and their heroic contributions to their communities.

Executive Directors Hilary Greene of the American Red Cross, Cape Cod and Islands Chapter and Amy Levine of the Cape and Islands United Way hosted the event, with the support of Master of Ceremonies Peter Meyer and many sponsors and members of the community presented the awards. A number of Heroes were introduced by videos provided by the Cape Cod Community Media Center. Patricia Pronovost organized the edited award stories and the program book was sponsored by Business Center of Cape Cod in Centerville.

The honorees were:

Adult Mentor/Role Model: Frederik Bommer of Centerville

Community Educator: Bill Hough of Falmouth

Community Impact: Maryellen and Timothy Harrington of Dennis

Community Impact: Francie Randolph of Truro

Community Service: Lt. Joseph Brait of Mashpee and Officer Garvin Kelley of Dennis

Diversity: Stephen G. Brown of Centerville

Educator: William J. Erhard of Marstons Mills

Environment/Conservation: Robert F. Smith of Harwich

Firefighter: Firefighter Thomas A. Long of Centerville

Good Samaritan/Law Enforcement: Dumitru Babes and Allen Furman of Harwich, Officers Richard Buttrick and John Warren, Jr. of Harwich

Homeless Outreach: Billy Bishop of Hyannis, Dan McCullough of Orleans, Karen Graveline of Hollis, NH and Maureen Carser of South Yarmouth

Law Enforcement: James Dorman of Mashpee and Deputy Chief Craig Tamash of Hyannis,

Law Enforcement Community Impact: Barnstable Street Crime Unit, consisting of Officers Edward Cronin and Matthew Blondin of Hyannis, Trooper John Hanafin of Buzzards Bay, Deputy Michael Huse of Bourne, Trooper Matthew Lavoie of Buzzards Bay, Sgt. Mark Mellyn of Hyannis, Sgt. John Murphy of Hyannis, Deputy Kimberly Saladino of Bourne, Officer David Schneeweis of West Yarmouth

Lifeguard: Taylor Inkley of South Yarmouth, Katie McLoughlin of Weston, MA, Conor Robertson of West Yarmouth, Zach Sarapas of Franklin

Mentor/Role Model to the Disabled: Al Melcher of Cotuit

Military Good Samaritan: MSgt. Guy Gottschalk of Osterville and TSgt. Dixie Segrin of Mashpee

Military Rescue: Crew of Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 6040 -AMT Alejandro Delgado, Lt. Michael Feltovic, AMT Scott Higgins, LCDR Christopher Wright of Buzzards Bay

Military Volunteer: Michael Camire of E. Falmouth

United Way Hero: Bill Murphy of Centerville

Red Cross Heroes: Glen Beasley of Yarmouth Port and Anne Katz-Jacobson West Yarmouth

The American Red Cross, Cape Cod and Islands Chapter will be the sole organizer of the 11th Annual Red Cross Heroes Breakfast, to be held on April 4th, 2013 and nominations are welcome. A special nomination form can be found on or can be requested at the American Red Cross, Cape Cod and Islands Chapter, 286 South Street, Hyannis, MA 02601 or by calling to (508) 775-1540 ext. 11.