To honor and celebrate local heroes, the American Red Cross hosts its annual Heroes Breakfast in September. This year, the Red Cross is asking the community's help in choosing honorees; the organization will be collecting nominations until June 30.
The community members recognized at the Heroes Breakfast are individuals who reacted quickly during emergencies to save a life or who have supported emergency preparedness in their communities, among other such deeds. This year, heroes will be honored in seven award categories: Educator; Professional Responder; Military; Medical Professional;Youth; Good Samaritan; and, Lifetime Commitment to the Red Cross
Detailed descriptions of the hero award categories can be found at swpa.redcross.org.
Individuals who think they know someone who fits the description of a community hero can nominate them online at swpa.redcross.org or by calling 412-263-3100. Nominations can also be e-mailed to Brian Knavish at KnavishB @usa.redcross.org.