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American Red Cross Seeking Nominees for Local Heroes Recognition

Capital Region Heroes - 2013
Do you know a Hero? Now is your chance to place them in the spotlight and recognize their selfless efforts.

STOCKTON, CA, Wednesday, January 8, 2014 – The American Red Cross Capital Region Chapter is seeking out local heroes of San Joaquin, Calaveras and Amador counties to be honored at the 12th Annual Red Cross Heroes Breakfast, to be held on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Wine & Roses in Lodi.

The Red Cross is asking community members to nominate individuals who they consider heroes. Do you know someone who has demonstrated an act(s) of heroism in the last year? Now is your chance to place them in the spotlight. Submit the story of your hero and why they should be recognized.

Candidates for nomination can be anyone who lives or works in San Joaquin, Calaveras or Amador Counties who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to exhibit a true act of selflessness. There are twelve different categories for nomination including firefighters, law enforcement officials, medical workers, good Samaritans and even animals who have performed heroic deeds.

In addition to honoring local heroes, the Red Cross will also recognize the winners of the Hero Essay Contest – a contest being conducted among local K-12 students in which participants write about their hero and what makes them heroic. Winning essays - one winner from grades K-6 and one from 7-12 – will be read before the audience during the breakfast!

The Heroes Breakfast is an opportunity to not only honor those who have demonstrated courageous acts, but also to recognize the heroism which surrounds us and our communities everyday.

The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, February 14, 2014. Nomination forms are available at the American Red Cross by contacting Liza Cruz at (209) 644-2828, or email liza.cruz@redcross.org. The Hero Nomination Form is also available on the chapter website.

The 12th Annual Red Cross Heroes Breakfast for San Joaquin, Calaveras and Amador Counties is made possible thanks to Chase Chevrolet.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and counsels victims of disasters; provides nearly half of the nation's blood supply; teaches lifesaving skills; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization – not a government agency – and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its humanitarian mission. The Capital Region Chapter serves an eleven-county region including Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, eastern Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Yolo counties. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org/capitalregion or follow us on Twitter.