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Red Cross in Central Pennsylvania to Present Hero Awards

An award goes to Jonathan Santiago of Lancaster for rescuing two children trapped in a burning home...

The American Red Cross will be holding its annual Spirit of the Hero Award and Volunteer Recognition Event Thursday, April 19, 2012.

Five Spirit of the Hero Awards will be presented to four individuals and one group who saved lives or took extraordinary steps to make their community safer during the past year. Special volunteer awards will also be presented, as well as recognition to those who assisted in the disaster relief effort following Tropical Storm Lee.

The following Spirit of the Hero Awards will be presented:

-Adult Good Samaritan: Jonathan Santiago, Lancaster for rescuing two children trapped in a burning home on Plum Street, Lancaster City

-Medical Hero: Tammy LaFavor-Plowman, RN, East Petersburg, for performing CPR for 25 minutes, saving the live of a stranger

-Community Impact Hero: Larry Robbins, Middletown, for great dedication to his community during the September flooding by helping with the coordination of relief efforts

-Community Impact Heroes: The employees of Middletown Borough, for the organization and the kindness of the Middletown Borough employees to the residents of Middletown as the flood waters rose

-Youth Good Samaritan: Maxwell Dimon, New Holland, a sophomore at Lancaster Mennonite High School, for saving his coworkers and strangers in an accident between a truck and a hay wagon

Other Awards to be presented are: Volunteer of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Brown-Gabby Award, Philanthropist of the Year and Corporate Sponsor of the Year. Red cross Volunteers will receive Service Anniversary Awards and Special recognition will be given to the volunteers and donors who made possible the Red Cross relief effort following Tropical Storm Lee.


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