2013 Red Cross Acts of Courage Awards


As a community leader in emergency preparedness and response, the American Red Cross annually presents the Acts of Courage Awards to those residents of Summit County who have acted courageously and selflessly in a time of emergency. Often at great risk and sacrifice to their own personal safety, comfort, and well-being, these ordinary individuals have acted in a heroic manner by reaching out to help others in times of greatest need.

The concept for the Acts of Courage Awards grew out of a desire to develop a special event that is closely related to the humanitarian mission of the American Red Cross. What better way to celebrate this spirit of humanitarianism than by honoring those individuals who have shown courage, kindness and unselfish character by their acts of heroism.

To RSVP or for more information, please contact the chapter at 330-535-2224 or via email at shelley.sprang@redcross.org. Donation: $100 per person.

The H. Peter Burg Community Leadership Award

During the ceremony, the Red Cross will also present retired Deputy Mayor for the City of Akron, Mr. Dave Lieberth, with the H. Peter Burg Community Leadership Award for his commendable, constant and compassionate service in our local community.

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Event Title Sponsor

The American Red Cross of Summit and Portage Counties is pleased to announce that the Title Sponsor for this year’s Acts of Courage Awards is the OMNOVA Solutions Foundation. Under the leadership of past H. Peter Burg Award recipient, Theresa Carter, the OMNOVA Solutions Foundation has been a staunch supporter of the American Red Cross and our services down the street, across the country and around the world. The board, staff and volunteers of the American Red Cross of Summit and Portage Counties wishes to sincerely thank the OMNOVA Solutions Foundation for its generous participation in this year’s event.