SPRINGFIELD — The American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter serves greater Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin counties assisting families affected by disaster; helps military families relay emergency communications to their deployed loved ones; and provides lifesaving training programs.
In addition, each year the Hometown Heroes Breakfast 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 his or her community. The 2010 event will take place on Thursday, March 11 at the MassMutual Center.
Members of the community are invited to nominate a local hero for consideration. Honorees will be selected by a committee of individuals from area communities, including former Hometown Heroes.
The chapter welcomes the submission of nominations from throughout the three-county area. Nomination forms and criteria are available at www.redcrosspioneervalley.org. Nominations must be postmarked no later than Dec. 29, 2009.
Sponsorship opportunities are also available. The breakfast is the chapter’s largest annual fund-raising event, providing the resources necessary to serve local communities.