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Nominate Your Local Community Hero

Red Cross HeroesFRESNO — The American Red Cross of the Central Valley is asking the community to recognize local heroes for the annual Heroes for the American Red Cross event. The deadline to nominate a hero is Feb. 7.

The annual fundraiser event — being held on Saturday, Apr. 30 — recognizes local heroes in the Central Valley and mountain area who are seemingly ordinary people but have touched the lives of community members through their selfless acts of courage. These heroes may have helped save a life, performed an extraordinary act of compassion, or demonstrated an exceptional spirit of giving.

“These acts of courage, compassion, and leadership truly embody the spirit of the Red Cross,” said Barry Falke, Executive Director, “so this event gives us the opportunity to say thank you and honor these local heroes who serve our community.”

The hero categories include: Education Hero, Good Samaritan Hero, Fire Rescue Hero, Health Care Hero, Military Hero, Community Partner Hero, Law Enforcement Hero, Animal Rescue Hero, Youth Hero, and the Spirit of the American Red Cross.

Visit redcross.org/centralvalleyheroes to submit nominations online.

To purchase tickets or learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Amy Smith at amy.smith2@redcross.org or call the Central Valley Chapter Red Cross office at (559) 455-1000 x6501.

About the American Red Cross Central California Region

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. The American Red Cross Central California Region provides services to the ten counties across Central California that is home to more than 4 million people. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org.

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