Red Cross now accepting nominations for Real Heroes 2013 Awards

Northern Nevada - Real Heroes
Every day in our community, ordinary people make extraordinary contributions by putting their needs aside to help others in times of crisis.

Reno, NV -- The Northern Nevada Chapter of the American Red Cross will be honoring local heroes and citizens at the 10th Annual American Red Cross Real Heroes Celebration on March 28, 2013. Every day in our community, ordinary people make extraordinary contributions by putting their needs aside to help others in times of crisis. Some are professionals who go above and beyond the call of duty, and others are ordinary citizens who put in extra effort or perform courageous acts to change a life. The American Red Cross is honored to salute these unsung heroes and honor them for their acts of courage and heroism.

You can help the Red Cross identify those individuals, associations, or companies who have gone above and beyond to help a friend, family member, community member or complete stranger in 2012. Nomination forms can be picked up at the Chapter office or online at www.nevada.redcross.org. Nominations will be accepted through February 27, 2013 and are open to all residents from Washoe, Carson City, Douglas, Churchill, Lyon, Storey, Mineral, and Nye Counties.

Corporations and local businesses are invited to support this uplifting event, which attracts over 400 community members from the Reno/Tahoe/Carson City area. Preferred sponsorships are available at this time. All proceeds from the Real Heroes celebration will remain in the area to ensure your local Red Cross is able to provide emergency assistance to local families affected by disasters, assist members of the Armed Forces and their families, and teach the community emergency preparedness and lifesaving skills. For more information about nominations or sponsorships, please call (775) 856-1000 or stop by your local American Red Cross office located at 1190 Corporate Blvd., Reno, NV.

Media Contact: Clara Andriola, Phone: 775-856-1000, Email: clara.andriola@redcross.org