Help the American Red Cross Recognize Rhode Island’s Heroes

Help the American Red Cross Recognize Community Heroes
Community Heroes of Rhode Island gives us an opportunity to honor our neighbors who do extraordinary things every day.

Do you know someone who has performed an extraordinary act of courage to save someone's life? Or maybe you know someone who commits countless hours to a special cause?

The Red Cross wants to help you honor and celebrate these individuals at its Community Heroes Breakfast Celebration, Friday, November 15, 2013, in Providence. Each year, the Red Cross in Rhode Island accepts nominations from the public for recognition of people who go above and beyond in service to others, exemplifying the spirit of the Red Cross mission. These heroes are honored in recognition of their good works.

The Red Cross touches lives in our state every day through programs and services such as Disaster Relief; Service to the Armed Forces; and Preparedness and Health & Safety Training. As an organization committed to helping people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies in our communities, the Red Cross is honored to salute individuals who make a difference.

This year's Heroes celebration will be held Friday, November 15, 2013 at the Omni Providence Hotel.

Nominate your Community Hero for deeds that occurred in the last 15 months. Nominations must be received by Friday, September 20, 2013 to be considered for this year’s event. The nominee must live or work in, or the event must occur in, Rhode Island. Nominations may be made for both living and posthumous Heroes. Details about the Heroes Celebration and an online nomination form are available at the Red Cross website, www.redcross.org/ri/heroes.

“Every day, Red Cross volunteers are involved with helping disaster victims or people who risk their lives for others and with people who learn through our health and safety training how to save lives,” said American Red Cross spokesman Paul Shipman. “Many of these people are unsung heroes. Community Heroes of Rhode Island gives us an opportunity to honor our neighbors who do extraordinary things every day.”

Shipman said nominees from across the state are welcome. For more information about the Red Cross Community Heroes Celebration and sponsorship opportunities, contact Devin Cleary at (860) 678-4310 or email him at devin.cleary@redcross.org.

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 redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.