Lifesaver co-chairs named

Heart of Missouri Red Cross, Lifesaver co-chairs named, Photos
These are two very dedicated and respected community leaders.

Amy Berendzen and Dee Dee Shelton, both of Jefferson City, are co-chairs for the American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter’s 2014 Lifesaver Awards.

“These are two very dedicated and respected community leaders,” said Brittany Buehrlen, Lifesaver project manager and chapter executive coordinator. “I’m sure under their leadership this year’s event will build on the success of the 2013 Lifesavers.”

Berendzen co-chaired the 2013 event. Shelton served on the 2013 Lifesaver committee.

Lifesaver Award nominations are now being accepted.

Award categories include: Good Samaritan; Youth; Blood Services; Military; Medical; Law Enforcement; Firefighter; and Emergency Medical Services. The chapter’s Volunteer of the Year also will be honored.

The nomination form, which has submission information, is available on the chapter website, www.redcross.org/hom. Forms also are available by calling 573-635-1132 or toll free at 1-866-815-2738.

May 1 is the deadline to submit nominations.

The Lifesaver Awards event, which features a dinner and silent auction along with the awards program, will be held Tuesday, June 24 at the Capital West Event Center, 1315 Fairgrounds Rd. in Jefferson City.