WILKES-BARRE, PA — The American Red Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania invites the community to join them in thanking the heroes of our area. The annual Wyoming Valley Everyday Heroes Awards Breakfast will be held at the Holiday Inn East Mountain in Plains Township at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 18.
Among the honorees will be a dozen firefighters from departments such as Edwardsville, Freeland, Nanticoke, Sweet Valley and Valley Regional. All were involved in life-saving rescues throughout Luzerne County in the last year.
Also being recognized will be a Good Samaritan who saved a man pinned under his burning vehicle following a crash in the Back Mountain.
“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, the Red Cross will also present awards to several others. Two teens from the Laurel Run area will be honored for their charity work within the law enforcement and firefighting communities. And a Luzerne County Community College woman will be recognized for her work founding two animal rescue groups.
The community is invited to be a part of this special day. Tickets are available for $25 by calling the Wilkes-Barre office at 570-823-7161. 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.