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10th annual American Red Cross real heroes nomination deadline has been extended


redcross-logoAMERICAN RED CROSS NEWS RELEASE – The 10th Annual American Red Cross Real Heroes nomination deadline has been extended to February 27, 2013. You can help the Red Cross identify those that have made a difference through their courage, kindness, and unselfish character to help a friend, family member, community member, or complete stranger when they were needed most! If someone is a hero in your eyes, the Red Cross encourages you to nominate them for the 10th Annual Real Heroes Breakfast.

Every day we are surrounded by heroes – whether it’s at work, at play, at home or simply out and about in the community. And the Reno/Carson City/ Tahoe area certainly has no lack of them! As the community leader in emergency preparedness, prevention, and response, the American Red Cross is proud to honor these individuals and groups.

These heroes will be recognized in ten different categories: Adult Good Samaritan, Youth Good Samaritan, Animal, Education, Law Enforcement, Firefighter, Medical, Military, Community Impact, and Community Service, at the 10th Anniversary of the Real Heroes Breakfast presented by Nevada State Bank on March 28, 2013, at the Atlantis Casino and Spa.

You can nominate your hero by going to www.redcross.org/NorthernNevada and clicking on the upcoming events- Real Heroes. Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 27, 2013.

For more information about sponsorships, nominations, or the event please visit www.redcross.org/NorthernNevada or call 775-856-1000. The American Red Cross is there to deliver hope and compassion by the power of your humanity.

The American Red Cross is not a government agency and relies on the generosity of the American people to provide our programs and services. The Northern Nevada Chapter covers 87,000 square miles with a population of more than 670,000 people. Our chapter territory is from Tonopah north, with our main chapter office in Reno and branch offices in Elko, Incline Village and Winnemucca, and is the most trusted community service organization in education, preparation and response to natural disasters and human emergencies. With the public’s ongoing support we provide lifesaving preparedness training; disaster relief services; 24-hour emergency services to deployed military personnel and their families; and provides international humanitarian aid. For more information about the chapter, please contact 775-856-1000 or visit www.redcross.org/NorthernNevada.

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