Save the Date and Nominate

Do you know a community hero?

The American Red Cross, East Georgia Chapter will be hosting the annual Heroes Breakfast on May 16, 2012 at 7:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Athens. 

The American Red Cross recognizes that ordinary people and professionals living within East Georgia often commit lifesaving acts within their communities. At the breakfast, the American Red Cross will honor local heroes who live within the 14 counties represented by the East Georgia Chapter.  These counties include Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Franklin, Greene, Hart, Jackson, Morgan, Madison, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Stephens, and Walton.

The concept for the Heroes Breakfast has grown out of a desire to develop an event that is closely related to the mission of the American Red cross –  teaching people to save lives. Our categories include:

Good Samaritan, Good Samaritan Youth (under 18 years old), Emergency Medical Hero, Law Enforcement Hero, Nurse Hero, Animal Rescue Hero, Fire Rescue Hero, Citizenship Hero, Military Hero, Water Rescue Hero, Disaster Relief Hero, and Community Impact Hero.

The American Red Cross implores individuals living in these counties to nominate outstanding residents of these East Georgia counties who have committed a heroic act from June 2011 to present using their First Aid, CPR, AED training and other actions to save lives. A number of oustanding corporations have underwritten for the Heroes Breakfast and all net revenue will benefit local disaster relief, programs and services.

A link to the Heroes nomination form is located on the East Georgia Chapter website homepage, http://eastgeorgia.redcross.org/documents/2012NominationForm.pdf

So, make sure you save the date and nominate a local hero!
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