The American Red Cross of Greater St. Louis honored local heroes in 10 categories during the 4th annual Heroes Breakfast Thursday, March 26, at the Chase Park Plaza.
Nearly a dozen corporations served as primary sponsors of the event. AAA, Emerson, KSDK and Anheuser-Busch were Breakfast sponsors. Other major sponsors included AAA, American Direct, Ascension, BP North American, Drury Hotels, Edward Jones, Emerson, Ekon, US Bank and Veteran’s Home Care.
Kay Quinn of KSDK and Chief Dennis Jenkerson of the St. Louis Fire Department served as emcees for the event.
This year, the Red Cross is celebrated award winners in 10 categories, for acting courageously to help someone in critical need.
Here is a look at the categories and the respective winners:
Blood Services Award - St. Louis, MO
Disaster Relief Award - St. Louis, MO
Firefighter Award - St. Louis, MO
Good Samaritan Adult Award Pevely, MO
Good Samaritan Youth Award - St. Louis County, MO
Healthcare Professional Award - St. Louis County, MO
Law Enforcement Award - Bella Villa, MO
Emergency Medical Assistance - Mt. Vernon, IL
Military Award - Scott AFB, IL
Community Impact - St. Louis, MO
The American Red Cross of Greater St. Louis is a proud member agency of the United Way, which makes significant investments every year in Red Cross services.
About the American Red Cross of Greater St. Louis:
Celebrating 97 years of dedicated service in the region, the American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies. Thousands of volunteers and generous donors provide community support services including disaster relief, preparedness efforts, training in lifesaving skills, service to military families and blood services. The Greater St. Louis Region covers St. Louis City, and 66 surrounding counties in Missouri and Illinois. All disaster relief services are free. To learn more about the Red Cross and how you can help, contact your local Red Cross by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (733-2767) or visit redcross.org