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The American Red Cross Monterey Bay Area Chapter Announces 2013 Heroes Dinner and Call for Nominations

MONTEREY, CA (January 16, 2013) – The American Red Cross Monterey Bay Area Chapter is pleased to announce the 2013 Heroes Dinner will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey.

The annual Red Cross Heroes Dinner recognizes acts of heroism by local residents and pays tribute to those who have performed lifesaving deeds while supporting the local American Red Cross Chapter’s lifesaving programs and emergency services.

The Monterey Bay Area Chapter is currently seeking nominations for the Hero Awards, which recognizes members of the local community who have shown courage, dedication, and character through acts of heroism and kindness. These people could be your neighbors, co-workers, friends, or family.

The Hero Award recipients will be selected by a committee of local community leaders based on the degree to which their acts of heroism uphold the values of the American Red Cross and leave a lasting and positive impact on the residents of the Monterey and San Benito Counties.

We invite you to nominate a hero for one of the following categories:

  • Animal Rescue Hero
  • Fire Safety
  • Good Samaritan, Adult
  • Good Samaritan, Youth
  • Law Enforcement Hero
  • Medical Professional Hero
  • Military Hero
  • The deadline to submit nominations is Thursday, February 28, 2013.

    Criteria for Nominations:

  • Nominees must work or reside in Monterey or San Benito County.
  • The heroic act does not need to have occurred in Monterey or San Benito County.
  • Nominees for the Hero Award must have performed an act or acts of courage to save or attempt to save someone’s life.
  • The heroic act must have occurred between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2012.
  • The Monterey Bay Area Chapter website at has more details on each of the categories as well as a nomination form. For more information about the Hero Awards or to attend and/or become a sponsor of the Heroes Dinner on May 18, 2013, please contact Daniella Zapata at or call (831) 626-5251.

    Sponsors of the event include Premier Media Sponsor KCBA-TV FOX 35/KION-TV CBS 46 Central Coast News and Sign Sponsors Monterey Signs. Masters of Ceremonies will be Jasmine Viel and Marc Cota-Robles, Anchors for KION- TV.

    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 or call us at (831) 624-6921. You may also find us on Facebook and Twitter.