Red Cross Seeks 2012 Hometown Heroes Nominations

WESTERN MASS. — The American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter, which serves Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin counties, is seeking nominations for its Hometown Heroes program.

The chapter assists families affected by disaster, helps military families relay emergency communications to their deployed loved ones, and provides lifesaving training programs. And each year, its 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 the community and other people. This year’s event will take place on March 15, 2012 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield.

Members of the community are invited to nominate a local hero for consideration. With the various disasters area communities experienced over the summer. The chapter is confident that there are many wonderful stories of heroism and kindness to be shared. Honorees will be selected by a committee of individuals from the region, including former American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter Hometown Heroes.

Nomination forms and criteria are available on the chapter Web site at Nominations must be submitted online or postmarked no later than Nov. 30.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Hometown Heroes is the chapter’s largest annual fundraising event, providing the resources necessary to serve its communities. For further information, contact Dawn Leaks or (413) 233-1006.

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