American Red Cross Seeks 2011 Hometown Heroes Nominations

SPRINGFIELD — The American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter serves greater Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin counties, assisting families affected by disaster, helping military families relay emergency communications to their deployed loved ones, and providing lifesaving training programs.

But it also presents the annual Hometown Heroes breakfast, which honors local individuals (or groups of individuals) who have shown courage, kindness, and unselfish character when a friend, family member, or stranger faced a life-threatening situation, or who have had an extraordinary impact on the community or his or her fellow man. Next year’s event will take place on Thursday, March 17, 2011 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield.

The chapter welcomes the submission of nominations from throughout the three-county area. Nomination forms and criteria are available on the chapter Web site at www.redcrosscwm.org. Nominations must be submitted online or postmarked no later than Dec. 30, 2010.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Hometown Heroes is the chapter’s largest annual fund-raising event, helping to provide the resources necessary to serve its communities. For further information, contact Dawn Leaks at leaksd@usa.redcross.orgor (413) 233-1006.

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