SCRANTON, PA — The American Red Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania invites the community to join them in thanking the heroes of our area. The annual Everyday Heroes Awards Breakfast will be held at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel in Scranton at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, June 10.
Among the honorees will be Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Alex Douglass, injured during the shooting attack at the State Police barracks in Blooming Grove last fall.
Also being recognized will be three University of Scranton students who saved a 9-year-old boy from drowning after he slipped into the water at Nay Aug gorge.
“We want to take this time to thank the heroes in our community,” said Bill Goldsworthy, Executive Director for the Red Cross of Northeast Pennsylvania. “These heroes are our friends and our neighbors. They help us fulfill our lifesaving mission and deserve to be recognized for their heroic acts.”
In addition to Trooper Douglass and the University of Scranton students, the Red Cross will also present awards to several others. Among the other honorees will be a firefighter who saved someone from a burning home, a woman who donated a kidney to a complete stranger, and several others.
The community is invited to be a part of this special day. Tickets are available for $35 by calling the Scranton office at 570-344-7281. Area businesses can support the heroes and the Red Cross by becoming a sponsor. For information contact Bill Goldsworthy at 570-823-7161 extension 325.