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Red Cross of Cape, Islands and Southeast MA Opens Nominations

Red Cross Elects Board Members
Members of the community are invited to nominate local heroes for consideration by sharing their story with us and honorees will be selected by a committee of individuals from the community.

Do you know a person who has performed an extraordinary act of courage to save someone’s life or helped in the rescue of someone in need? Or maybe you know someone who commits hours to a special cause?

Each year the American Red Cross of the Cape, Islands and Southeast Massachusetts

hosts the American Red Cross Heroes Breakfast to honor local individuals and groups that have shown courage, kindness and unselfish character when a friend, family member or stranger faced a life threatening situation, or who have had an extraordinary impact on his or her community. Next year’s breakfast will take place on Friday, April 10, 2015 at the Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis from 7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Members of the community are invited to nominate local heroes for consideration by sharing their story with us and honorees will be selected by a committee of individuals from the community. This year’s hero categories include: Lifesaving; Community Service; Individual with Disabilities; Armed Forces Hero; Professional Hero; and Youth Hero. The heroic event must be ongoing or have occurred between December 1, 2013 and December 21, 2014.

Submissions for nominations are welcome from throughout Barnstable, Bristol, Plymouth Counties and the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Nominations must be submitted online or postmarked no later than December 28, 2014. Nomination forms and criteria are available on the Chapter website at http://rdcrss.org/1FSZxVp.

American Red Cross of the Cape, Islands and Southeast Massachusetts serves Barnstable, Bristol and Plymouth Counties, as well as the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket assisting families affected by disaster; helping military families relay emergency communications to their deployed loved ones; and providing lifesaving training programs.

For further information contact: Hilary Greene at Hilary.Greene@redcross.org or (508) 775-1540.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; 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 mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org/ma/hyannis