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10th Annual Berks County Heroes Award and Breakfast

(Reading, PA) - The 10th Annual Berks County Heroes Awards & Breakfast will be held on Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 7:15 AM to 9AM at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1741 Papermill Road, Reading. Each year, the Berks County Chapter of the American Red Cross honors community members who have demonstrated heroism through remarkable acts of courage or kindness in Berks County. Awards will be given in the following categories: Fire Safety; Animal Rescue; Law Enforcement; Adult Good Samaritan; Medical; Youth Good Samaritan; Military; Community Impact; and 911 Dispatch. Below is a list of awardees for each category.

Dr. Tim Ring, an internationally recognized forensic psychologist and trauma specialist will be the featured guest speaker. Dr. Ring has volunteered with the Red Cross disaster relief efforts during 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina. Individual tickets are $40 and can be purchased in advance by contacting the Red Cross, 484-403-4714, Sponsorship opportunities are available. All proceeds go to support crucial local programs of the American Red Cross, Berks County Chapter.

Adult Good Samaritan Award

  • Jeff Doelp
  • Robyn Gansner
  • James Young
  • Youth Good Samaritan Award

  • Xavier Martinez
  • Animal Rescue Award

  • Dave Lis
  • Community Impact Award

  • Douglas Graybill
  • 911 Dispatch Award

  • Theresa Johnson
  • Fire Safety Award

  • Anthony Morganti
  • Jeffrey Rushing
  • Christian Murray
  • Andrew LaFaver
  • Craig Reinhart
  • Michael Faranda
  • Medical Award

  • Christine Wendt
  • Military Award

  • Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jarrett Yoder - In Memoriam
  • Law Enforcement Award

  • Edgardo Lugo
  • Douglas Bendetti
  • Richard Scott Reeser
  • Brian Jasinski
  • Event sponsors include:

    Presenting Sponsor

  • WFMZ
  • Regional Community Partner

  • UGI Utilities
  • Luminary Sponsors

  • East Penn Manufacturing
  • Land Displays
  • Patron Sponsors

  • Fox Rothschild, LLP
  • Fromuth Tennis
  • Godiva Chocolatiers
  • Stratix Systems
  • Friend Sponsors

  • Berks Fire & Water Restoration, Inc.
  • Boscov's Department Store
  • CoActive Wealth Strategists
  • Discovery Federal Credit Union
  • Mr. Kenneth Harting
  • Heck Bros Florists
  • Herbein+Company
  • Mosteller & Associates
  • National Penn Bank
  • Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products
  • Reinsel, Kuntz, Lesher
  • Security First
  • St. Xenia Philoptochos Society
  • Sunsweet Growers

  • Sweet Street Desserts
  • 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 or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

    You can help people affected by disasters like floods, fires, tornadoes and hurricanes, as well as countless crises at home and around the world, by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters. Visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS, (1-800-733-2767). Contributions may also be sent to the American Red Cross, Berks Chapter, 701 Centre Avenue, Reading, PA 19601. Visit