Call for 2013 Alameda County Heroes Breakfast Nominations

OAKLAND, CA (June 19, 2013) – The American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter is pleased to announce the 2013 Alameda County Heroes Breakfast will be held on September 27, 2013, at the Hilton Oakland Airport in Oakland.

The Bay Area Chapter is currently seeking nominations for the Hero Awards, which recognizes members of the 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.

Alameda County residents are encouraged to nominate a hero for one of the following categories:

  • Life-Saving Hero: An adult or youth who has performed an extraordinary lifesaving act, using skills such as CPR or first aid.
  • Act of Courage Hero: An adult or youth who has performed an extraordinary act of courage.
  • Act of Kindness & Philanthropy Hero: An adult or youth who has shown an extreme act of kindness or selflessness.
  • Community Service Hero, Individual: An adult or youth who has performed great community service.
  • Community Service Hero, Organization: A business or organization that has performed great community service.
  • Animal Rescue Hero: An animal that has protected a human in a time of need or a person who has rescued an animal from a traumatic situation.
  • A committee of Alameda County community leaders will select award recipients. All nominees must work or reside in Alameda County, although the heroic acts may have occurred elsewhere. The heroic act must have occurred within 12 months prior to the nomination deadline. The deadline to submit nominations is June 28, 2013.

    The Alameda County Heroes website at www.redcross.org/ACHeroes has more details on the event, purchasing tickets, and an online nomination form. For more information about the Hero Awards or to attend and/or become a sponsor of the Heroes Breakfast, please contact Helen Knudson directly at (510) 865-7903 or helenknudson@yahoo.com.

    About the Heroes Awards Program

    People in the Bay Area make a difference in the lives of others in their communities every day. The American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter and civic leaders from six counties in the Bay Area are joining together to celebrate everyday heroism, recognizing those individuals and organizations whose extraordinary acts of kindness and courage make them heroes. American Red Cross chapters around the country hold events in their communities to recognize acts of heroism by local residents and pay tribute to those who have performed lifesaving acts. Each year, nearly 900 people attend events in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Solano Counties to honor local heroes. For more information about the events and corporate sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.redcross.org/bayarea. All proceeds from the events support the disaster readiness and relief efforts of the American Red Cross in the Bay Area.

    About American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter

    As a community-based, humanitarian organization, the American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter provides relief to those affected by disasters and empowers individuals in our community to prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. By helping people in the Bay Area learn how to take care of their families and neighbors, the Red Cross strengthens the community and makes it ready for all types of disasters, including home fires, earthquakes, wildfires and health emergencies. Call 1-888-4-HELP-BAY (1-888-443-5722) or visit www.redcrossbayarea.org to learn more. You may also find us on Facebook and Twitter.