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American Red Cross 6th Annual Heroes Breakfast

Bloomsburg, PA - On Friday, June 20, 2014, the American Red Cross Chapters of Bloomsburg, Danville Area and Greater Berwick, will celebrate the heroic acts of 13 individuals at the 6th Annual Heroes Breakfast. The breakfast will take place at Monty’s on Bloomsburg University’s upper campus at 7:30 a.m. Proceeds of the Heroes Breakfast will support Red Cross Disaster Relief, Service to Armed Forces, Blood, International Services, and Preparedness Health and Safety programs.

Rita Inklovich, Chapter Executive Director, said, “For the 6th year, the Red Cross Chapters in Bloomsburg, Berwick and Danville are proud to honor members of the community who are ordinary people, performing extraordinary acts which helped to save a life. Without any thought for personal safety, and without hesitation, they reacted to potentially life-threatening incidents. On behalf of our community, we salute and thank them.”

A panel comprised of community leaders, as well as Red Cross leaders and volunteers, selected this year’s recipients after reviewing all public nominations. They selected the following individuals for going beyond their regular call of duty to help someone in need.


Youth Good Samaritan Heroes - Bloomsburg University Students

  • David Arnold
  • James Gould
  • Thomas Machovec
  • Jacob Ribecky
  • Nicole Slagle
  • Fire Safety Heroes - Berwick Police Officers

  • Michael Klinetob
  • Sgt. Michael Monico
  • James Shaw
  • Law Enforcement Hero - Police Chief, Montour Township

  • Chief Terry Eckart
  • Adult Good Samaritan - Bloomsburg Postal Carrier

  • Ann Weigle
  • Workplace Good Samaritans -Columbia County Corrections Officers

  • Tyler Coombe
  • Chris Frey
  • Workplace Good Samaritan - Teacher, Berwick School District

  • Grace Barletta
  • Thanks to everyone who attended, presenters, volunteers and special thanks to the following sponsors:

  • MetroCast
  • Metso
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Dillon Floral
  • Walkers Jewelers
  • Campbell Printing
  • Geisinger Systems
  • First Columbia Bank and Trust
  • First Keystone Community Bank
  • Inn at Turkey Hill
  • Aging office of Columbia County
  • Daniel Young
  • Medicine Shoppe
  • Berwick Dental Arts
  • About the American Red Cross:

    The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

    You can help people affected by disasters like floods, fires, tornadoes and hurricanes, as well as countless crises at home and around the world, by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters. Visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS, (1-800-733-2767). Contributions may also be sent to the American Red Cross, Greater Berwick Chapter, 309 N. Vine Street, Berwick, PA, or American Red Cross, Bloomsburg Chapter, 119 East 7th Street, Bloomsburg Pa 17815 or American Red Cross, Danville Area Chapter, 603 East Market Street, Suite 130, Danville PA 17821. Visit,,