Monterey Bay Area Chapter Celebrates Local Community Heroes

MONTEREY, CA (June 19, 2013) - On Saturday, May 18, the American Red Cross Monterey Bay Area Chapter honored individuals at the annual Heroes Dinner event. Volunteers, sponsors, and community members gathered at the Hyatt Regency Monterey to honor the commitment and compassion of our everyday heroes who serve as the heart and soul of the Monterey Bay Area Chapter. The goal of the event was to recognize acts of heroism by local residents and pay tribute to those who have performed lifesaving deeds while supporting the local lifesaving programs and emergency services. More than 200 people were in attendance and the Masters of Ceremonies were Jasmine Viel and Marc Cota-Robles, Anchors for KION- TV.

Congratulations once again to our 2013 Monterey Bay Area County Heroes!

  • Animal Rescue: Amanda Mouisset of Salinas
  • Good Samaritan: Chris Axton of Marina
  • Law Enforcement: Christopher Balaoro, Justin Heckman, Kevin Mead and Alejandro Zamora of Salinas
  • Philanthropic Hero: Pacific Gas & Electric Company
  • The Title Sponsor of this event is Wells Fargo, the Premier Media Sponsor is KCBA-TV FOX 35/KION-TV CBS 46 Central Coast News and the Hero Sponsor is Taylor Farms and Carl’s Jr. Community Sponsors include Alvarez Technology Group Inc., California American Water, Driscoll’s, Even Design, Pebble Beach Resorts, PG&E, Monterey Signs and Scheid Vineyards. Honor Guard includes Ace Parking, Berry Pack Inc., Charles Schwab & Co. Inc., Del Monte Shopping Center, Hare Construction, Proserve Building Service Maintenance, Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System, and Save Mart Supermarkets. Special thanks to Rocket Farms and Ventana Vineyards and Le Mistral.

    View pictures from the event by visiting the Monterey Bay Area Chapter Flickr account: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjFPYoo3

    About American Red Cross Monterey Bay Area Chapter

    With office locations in Carmel, Salinas, and Hollister, the American Red Cross Monterey Bay Chapter is a non-profit, humanitarian organization that depends on the generous contributions of time and money from Monterey and San Benito Counties residents and companies to provide services and programs that help our community prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. For more information on disaster preparedness, health and safety classes, volunteer opportunities, and financial contributions, visit our website at www.redcross.org/montereybay or call us at 1-831-624-6921. You may also find us on Facebook and Twitter.