American Red Cross Heroes are ordinary people whose actions embody the values of the Red Cross, and demonstrate the potential that is in all of us. Whether they’re stepping up during a medical emergency to provide assistance, or helping others through a lifetime of volunteerism, Heroes reflect what is best about our community.
Help us honor heroes in Northwest Wisconsin by submitting a nomination for consideration for the 2018 event. Click the link on the left to nominate your hero by December 31.
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Jack has served as a Red Cross volunteer for nearly 30 years. During that time, he has been a State Service Council member, a regional board member and board chair. Jack was instrumental in helping the Red Cross launch the Nurse Assistant Training Program and offered his business as a clinical site for students. He has served as a community representative for the Red Cross Blood Services program and is a long time blood donor. In addition to volunteering with the Red Cross, Jack has also spent a lifetime serving with many nonprofits in the area.
This spring, Dr. Randall Linton will retire from a career dedicated to providing the highest quality health care to the people of Northwest Wisconsin. In his 35 year career, he has provided care as a pediatrician and led Mayo Clinic Health System as president and CEO of the Northwest Wisconsin region. He is an active member of the Chippewa Valley community and has volunteered countless hours to various causes.
Steve and Justin are both volunteer firefighters with the Blair-Preston Fire Department. In March 2016, the two responded to a home fire in Blair with four children trapped inside. They repeatedly entered the home until they were able to successfully save the children and also helped to extinguish the fire. If not for their swift actions, the children likely would not have survived.
Pastor Les has made a huge impact on the youth of Osseo by leading the Christian Youth Alliance. He has led efforts to fundraise and send teens and adult leaders to do mission work across the country. He provides positive energy and makes young people feel accepted, welcome and that they can make a difference in the world.
Brenda began donating blood at a young age and has been a strong supporter of American Red Cross Blood Services in her community for many years. 30 years ago, she began organizing blood drives in Osseo. Over the years, her work has helped provide needed blood to countless patients.
Josie Kelly is a Junior at North High School and an active volunteer at her school. She is a member of "Circle of Friends," a campus group that brings together general education and special education students to form lasting friendships. Josie plays a large role in planning activities for the group and rarely misses a meeting. Outside of school, she volunteers many hours at her church.
The Cordie brothers are active supporters of Veterans in their community as well as those currently serving the military. Their work began in 2015 when they bought items and shipped packages to troops overseas, using their birthday money and allowances to buy the items. Since then, their work has grown to helping with various VFW Auxiliary events, baking for Gift of Life House in Rochester and helping with National Night Out.