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American Red Cross 100 Years of Mother Lode Heroes

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Date(s) - 09/20/2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Jackson Rancheria


Do You Know a Local Hero?
American Red Cross Seeks Nominees for Centennial Heroes Recognition Event
Honoring Mother Lode Residents Who Exhibited Courage and Compassion

Sonora, CA – July 11, 2017. The American Red Cross Gold Country Region seeks heroes of Tuolumne County and the Mother Lode to be honored at a special 100 Years of Heroes recognition event. The event will take place Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 at Jackson Rancheria Hotel’s Grand Oak Ballroom.

If you know of someone who has demonstrated an act of heroism in the last year, now is your chance to place that person in the spotlight. We will honor our everyday heroes as we celebrate one hundred years of the Red Cross in the Gold Country Region of California. Submit the story of your hero and why s/he should be recognized today!

Candidates for nomination can be any person who lives or works in the Mother Lode and who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to exhibit a true act of selflessness. The categories for nomination are: Good Samaritan (an individual who provided extraordinary or significant services in response to an emergency or disaster), Military (an active duty or veteran member of the armed forces who performed an act of heroism), and Hero of the Year (an individual whose actions demonstrate a passionate commitment to saving lives and/or promotion the health and well-being of others).

“For one hundred years, American Red Cross volunteers in Tuolumne County and the Mother Lode have rolled up their sleeves and opened their hearts to prevent, prepare for, and respond to disasters big and small,” said Gary Strong, Red Cross Gold Country CEO. “Our One Hundred Years of Heroes event is an opportunity to honor members of the community who embody the spirit of the Red Cross.”

The deadline to submit nominations is August 8. Nomination forms can be found at www.redcross.org/GoldCountry. You may also nominate directly from the website by clicking on “100 Years of Heroes Mother Lode Country.” For more information about the event, contact Kris Kirkpatrick at (916) 993-7081, or email kris.kirkpatrick@redcross.org.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and counsels victims of disasters; provides nearly half of the nation’s blood supply; teaches lifesaving skills; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization – not a government agency – and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its humanitarian mission. The Sierra-Delta Chapter serves an eleven-county region including Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, eastern Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Yolo counties. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org/goldcountry or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/RCSierraDelta.