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Red Cross of Western Massachusetts Calls for Hometown Hero

Red Cross of Western Massachusetts Calls for Hometown Hero
Members of the community are invited to nominate local heroes for consideration by sharing their story with us.

Each year the American Red Cross of Western Massachusetts hosts the Hometown 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 Thursday, March 19, 2015 from 7:30- 9:00 a.m. at the MassMutual Center in Springfield.

Members of the community are invited to nominate local heroes for consideration by sharing their story with us. Honorees will be selected by a committee of individuals from our community, which also includes former Hometown Heroes.

Submissions for nominations are welcome from throughout greater Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties. Nomination forms and criteria are available on the Chapter website, click here for more information. Nominations must be submitted online or postmarked no later than December 31, 2014.

This year’s event is being sponsored by Columbia Gas of Massachusetts a NiSource Company, Channel 22 News, the MassMutual Center and OMG, Inc. Additional sponsorship opportunities are still available for this event. Hometown Heroes is our largest annual fundraising event and supports the ability to provide the resources necessary to serve our communities.

The American Red Cross of Western Massachusetts serves greater Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties 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: Gina Czerwinski at (413) 233-1035 or gina.czerwinski2@redcross.org.

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 http://www.redcross.org/ma/springfield.