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Recognizing individuals and groups who have made a difference.
The American Red Cross of Maine recognizes individuals and groups who have made a difference in the lives of our neighbors with the Real Heroes Award. These people — teachers, military personnel, first responders, everyday citizens — demonstrated acts of heroism, courage, kindness, and unselfish character in service to others. Join us as we honor the community's Real Heroes at our Greater Bangor awards event!
The Northern and Eastern Maine Chapter of the American Red Cross recognized community members who have gone above and beyond in service to others at its 21st Annual Real Heroes Breakfast.
"These Real Heroes are ordinary people who perform extraordinary acts in service to others. Our communities are lucky to have them, and we salute them for their acts of courage, kindness and unselfish character,” said Chapter Executive Director Caroline King. “That spirit of humanitarianism is what drives them and what drives the humanitarian mission of the American Red Cross.”
Officer Kenneth Spaulding, Dexter Police Department
Community Hero Award
Sienna Probert of Hampden and Hampden Academy
Biomedical Services Award
Suzanne Moreshead of Carmel
Volunteer Hero Award
Sarah Reynolds of Farmington and Cascade Brook School
Lifesaver Hero Award
On the first teacher workshop day of the school year, Sarah Reynolds was in a restroom and heard a woman calling out in distress. She crawled under the stall, dragged the woman out and made sure 911 was notified, the AED was on hand and that a fellow teacher who knows CPR was located. Her quick thinking and actions saved a colleague’s life. “It really was a life-changing moment for me. I feel like I played such a small role in that moment,” she says. “Just watching the true heroes perform CPR … and save her life was an amazing thing to witness. I really thought she was gone, and it’s a miracle now that she’s here.”