Local Red Cross seeks nominations for Southeast Tennessee Heroes Luncheon

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Posted 6/26/20

Do you know an “ordinary” person with extraordinary courage? Someone who has saved a life, helped a neighbor in need, or made a difference in Southeast Tennessee during the spring tornadoes? If you know a local hero, the American Red Cross of Southeast Tennessee asks you to nominate them for the 2020 Heroes Luncheon this fall.

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Local Red Cross seeks nominations for Southeast Tennessee Heroes Luncheon

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Do you know an “ordinary” person with extraordinary courage? Someone who has saved a life, helped a neighbor in need, or made a difference in Southeast Tennessee during the spring tornadoes? If you know a local hero, the American Red Cross of Southeast Tennessee asks you to nominate them for the 2020 Heroes Luncheon this fall.

The Southeast Tennessee Heroes Luncheon, honors local individuals who have made a personal commitment to creating safer and stronger communities and providing help when disaster strikes in the area and beyond. Award recipients will be honored and recognized in November.

“There are many great acts of courage in our area that go unnoticed,” said Julia Wright, director of the Southeast Tennessee chapter for the American Red Cross. “We are asking anyone who knows of people who are our everyday heroes in our area to let us know so we can recognize them.”

The American Red Cross is accepting nominations in the following categories: Youth, First Responder, Medical/Hospital, Military, Good Samaritan, and Call to Action.

Heroes are nominated by the public and are chosen by an awards selection committee, who select honorees based on the degree to which their actions embody the spirit and the mission of the Red Cross.

Nominations are due by Wednesday, July 1, and may be submitted through the online nomination form at RedCross.org/HeroesNominee.

Learn more about the American Red Cross of Southeast Tennessee at RedCross.org/SoutheastTN.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.

For more information, visit redcross.org or on Twitter at @RedCross.

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