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Red Cross NM Real Heroes Nominations Due March 15

Albuquerque, NM (March 5, 2013) The deadline to nominate local heroes- ordinary people is March 15. Anyone may nominate a local person or group throughout New Mexico who went out of their way to help someone else by a heroic act or unselfish service to others. The American Red Cross in New Mexico will honor these heroes in May. This is the fifth year the Red Cross will recognize bravery and courage demonstrated by local individuals and groups.

Nomination categories include Heroes in the Military, Emergency Medical, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, Animal Rescue, Workplace, Good Samaritan Adult, Good Samaritan Youth, Disaster Relief and Water Safety. Heroic acts must have taken place during the 2012 calendar year. Nominees must be a resident of, stationed in, or employed in New Mexico. The Heroic Act or rescue needs to have happened in New Mexico, or by a New Mexican while out of state.

Nomination forms are available on line at www.redcrossnewmexico.org or from the Red Cross office at 7445 Pan American Freeway West, located South of Journal Center off I-25.

For more information call Ellen Welker at 505 265 8514.

The Red Cross depends on the generosity of the American people to fulfill our mission. To help the Red Cross continue to save lives, contributions may be made to the American Red Cross Local Disaster Relief Fund by calling 1-800-560-2302. Contributions to the Local Disaster Relief Fund may also be sent to the American Red Cross in New Mexico by mail: American Red Cross in New Mexico, 7445 Pan American West Fwy. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109 or made online at www.redcrossnewmexico.org. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org

Media Contact: Beverly L. Allen, Communications Coordinator, (505) 220 3097