Red Cross seeking “real heroes” nominations

Posted Aug. 16, 2011, at 4:56 p.m.

The Pine Tree Chapter of the American Red Cross, headquartered in Bangor, is searching for people who have demonstrated an act of heroism.

The chapter will accept 2011 Real Heroes award nominations until Friday, September 16. The awards will be presented November 17 at the 15th annual Real Heroes Breakfast at the Bangor Civic Center.

“Real Heroes are people whose acts of courage, kindness and selflessness have helped save lives,” said Allen Campbell, Board Chairman of the local Red Cross disaster services agency. “Each year since 1997, the Pine Tree Chapter has recognized true heroes among us. Last year, heroes from Bucksport, Etna, Castine, Addison, Cherryfield, Jonesport, Columbia Falls, and Glenburn were celebrated as people who made a difference.”

Real Heroes nominees must live, study or work in Penobscot, Piscataquis, Knox, Waldo, Hancock or Washington Counties. Their heroic acts must have taken place between July 1, 2010 and September 15, 2011 in any one of those counties. Real Heroes will be selected by a community committee.

Nomination forms are available by calling the Pine Tree Chapter at 207 941-2903 x106, or at the Chapter’s Bangor office until the deadline date of Friday September 16. Nominations will be accepted in person, by phone, bly email tosirotam@maineredcross.org, fax to 207 941-2906, or mail to the Chapter office at 73 Hammond Street, Bangor ME 04401.

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