Red Cross seeking nominations for Real Heroes Breakfast

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2015 Real Heroes No#3BF6E39The American Red Cross Serving Snohomish County is seeking nominations for the 20th annual Real Heroes Breakfast. The event will honor and present awards to “Real Heroes”—everyday people in the community who expressed extraordinary courage to save a life or give of themselves to help another person. Nominations are being accepted until Aug. 15, 2015.

“It’s been an exceptional year for Snohomish County, 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, Snohomish County chapter of the Red Cross. “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.
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– Nominee has taken action in a time of crisis or life-threatening situation and saved or assisted in saving a life or improving a life.
– Heroic act is verifiable by witness(es) and/or police reports, news articles or other substantive material.

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 20th annual Real Heroes Breakfast on Dec. 10, 2015 at Tulalip Resort Casino Orca Ballroom. The event is sponsored by the American Red Cross serving Snohomish County.

Last year, the American Red Cross, Snohmish County Chapter, recognized 17 individuals who had demonstrated exceptional courage at the 19th annual Real Heroes Breakfast. The event was attended by more than 1,000 community and local government leaders, key representatives from police, fire, emergency and rescue services, donors and business executives.

The breakfast is a fundraising event to support local disaster relief efforts. Annually, the chapter assists over 150 local families affected by fires and other local disasters, presents disaster education and preparedness programs, and trains people in live-saving skills such as First Aid/CPR/AED and water safety.

For more information, visit: www.redcross.org.

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