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The Heroes Celebration Is Announced By The American Red Cross

MONTEREY, CA (January 17, 2012) – The American Red Cross Monterey Bay Area Chapter is pleased to announce the 2012 Heroes Dinner will be held on Saturday, May 19 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey.
The Heroes Celebration event has been held at American Red Cross chapters across the country for over 10 years. The goal of the event is to recognize acts of heroism by local residents and pay tribute to those who have performed lifesaving deeds while supporting the local American Red Cross Chapter’s life-saving programs and emergency services.

The Monterey 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.

The Hero Award recipients will be selected by a committee of community leaders based on the degree to which their acts of heroism uphold the values of the American Red Cross and leave a lasting and positive impact on the residents of the Monterey and San Benito Counties, and heroes will be honored at the celebration.

All nominees must work or reside in Monterey or San Benito County; though the heroic acts may have occurred elsewhere. Nominees for the Hero Award must have performed an act or acts of courage to save or attempt to save someone’s life. The heroic event must have occurred between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2011.

The deadline to submit nominations is February 28, 2012.

We invite you to nominate a hero for one of the following categories:

  • Animal Rescue Hero
  • Fire Safety
  • Good Samaritan, Adult
  • Good Samaritan, Youth
  • Law Enforcement Hero
  • Medical Professional Hero
  • Military Hero

The Monterey Bay Area Chapter website at www.arcmontereybay.org has more details on each of the categories as well as a nomination form. For more information about the Hero Awards or to attend and/or become a sponsor of the Heroes Celebration on May 19, 2012, please contact Daniella Zapata at ZapataD@usa.redcross.org or call (831) 626-5251.

About American Red Cross Monterey Bay Area Chapter

With office locations in Carmel, Salinas and Hollister, the American Red Cross Monterey Bay Chapter is a non-profit, humanitarian organization that depends on the generous contributions of time and money from Monterey and San Benito Counties residents and companies to provide services and programs that help our community prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. For more information on disaster preparedness, health and safety classes, volunteer opportunities, and financial contributions, visit our website at www.arcmontereybay.org or call us at 1-831-624-6921. You may also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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