Red Cross seeking nominations for Real Heroes in Snohomish County

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red crossThe American Red Cross serving Snohomish County is seeking nominations for the 21st annual Real Heroes Breakfast. The event will honor and present awards to “Real Heroes”—everyday people in the community who demonstrated extraordinary courage to save a life or give of themselves to help another person. Nominations are being accepted until July 29, 2016.

“It’s been an exceptional year for Snohomish County; starting with the Casino Road fire on New Year’s Eve, we’ve been challenged in ways we never expected, yet we’ve also witnessed the exceptional courage of community members who stepped up to respond,” said Chuck Morrison, executive director of the Snohomish County Red Cross Chapter. “These are the heroes that make our community a better, safer place to live.”

Guidelines for nominations:

    • Nominee or nominator should live, work or be stationed in Snohomish County
    • Nominee has gone above and beyond the scope of their job
    • Heroic act is verifiable by witness(es) and/or police reports, news articles or other substantive material

You can fill out a nomination form online to tell the story of a heroic or extraordinary act: www.redcross.org/nwheroes

Real Hero awards will be presented at the 21st annual Real Heroes Breakfast on Dec. 8, 2016 at the Tulalip Resort & Casino. The event is sponsored by Klein Honda and the American Red Cross serving Snohomish County.

Note that due to event planning requirements, this year’s submission deadline is July 29, 2016. Contact Jilleen Ward for additional information: Jilleen.Ward@Redcross.org, 206-726-3543.

Last year, the American Red Cross, Snohmish County Chapter, recognized 12 individuals who had demonstrated exceptional courage at the 20th annual Real Heroes Breakfast. The event was attended by more than 700 community and local government leaders, representatives from police, fire, emergency and rescue services, donors and business executives.

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