Red Cross Looking For Real Heroes

By: Amanda Wagner Email
By: Amanda Wagner Email

The Red Cross is looking for Real Heroes to nominate in our community. If you know someone who has made a difference this year, nominate them to get the recognition they deserve.

You can to link to the Western Colorado Chapter of the American Red Cross by clicking the link below, or pick up an application at their office, located at 506 Gunnison Avenue.
From the Red Cross:

For Immediate Release

Wanted: Heroes in our community

For their third annual awards ceremony, the American Red Cross is now seeking nominations for real heroes, people who may have saved lives or helped others selflessly.

A hero may be a firefighter or bystander who forges into a burning building to save a life. A hero may be a teacher or aide who recognizes hunger in the eyes of a child and who helps.
A hero may be someone who cares so much about the environment to launch a new recycling program.

The Western Colorado Chapter of the American Red Cross will salute these heroes at its annual Foremost Response Real Heroes Breakfast, March 26, 2009. But to do that, the Red Cross first needs to find the heroes.

The Red Cross is taking nominations for these categories:

• Educator. Teacher, administrator, or aide.
• Emergency services. Hospital ambulance, clinic, EMT or 911 dispatcher.
• Firefighter. City, county, or state.
• Good Samaritan. Adult, 21 or older
• Good Samaritan. Youth. Under 21.
• Humanitarian Service. Volunteer service.
• Military. Member of the U.S. Armed Forces.
• Law enforcement. City, county, state, or military.
• Animal, nature, or water rescue. Individual saves animal or animal saves individual.
• Environment. Individual who made a positive impact on the environment.

The Red Cross knows the communities of Western Colorado are filled with these heroes and wants to thank them for their service to others.
Nominations will be accepted through Feb. 27.

Heroic acts must have been done in 2008.

Nomination forms are available at the chapter or may be found online at

Mail nominations to:
American Red Cross
Western Colorado Chapter
506 Gunnison Ave.
Grand Junction, CO 81501

Questions? Please call the Red Cross at 970-242-4851 or 1-888-545-7800.

The Western Colorado Chapter of the American Red Cross serves 10 counties from the San Juans to Grand Junction to the Continental Divide. It responds to home fires, floods, and natural disasters in this region. Its programs teach lifesaving skills of first aid, CPR, and water safety and swimming.

The Red Cross is not funded by taxes or any government entity, but solely by donations and grants.

In western Colorado, the American Red Cross has a staff of four people and a legion of volunteers who selflessly give of their time and energy to respond to local, regional and national disasters.

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