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Red Cross Seeks Nominations For Heroes Recognition Event
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The American Red Cross Gold Country Region is seeking heroes of San Joaquin County to be honored at a special 100 Years of Heroes recognition event. The event will take place on Wednesday, March 29 at the Hotel Hilton in Stockton.

If you know of someone who has demonstrated an act of heroism in the last year, now is your chance to place that person in the spotlight. Everyday heroes will be honored as part of the celebration of 100 years of the Red Cross in San Joaquin County. Submit the story of your hero and why he or she should be recognized today.

The deadline to submit nominations is Wednesday, Feb. 15. Nomination forms can be found at, by clicking on “2017 Heroes Awards.” You can also nominate directly from the website. For more information about the event, contact Kris Kirkpatrick at (916) 993-7081, or email

Candidates for nomination can be any person who lives or works in San Joaquin County and who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to exhibit a true act of selflessness. The categories for nomination are: Good Samaritan (An individual who provided extraordinary or significant services in response to an emergency or disaster); Military (An active duty or veteran member of the armed forces who performed an act of heroism); and Hero of the Year (An individual whose actions demonstrate a passionate commitment to saving lives and/or promotion the health and well-being of others).

“For one hundred years, American Red Cross volunteers in San Joaquin County have rolled up their sleeves and opened their hearts to prevent, prepare for, and respond to disasters big and small,” said Gary Strong, Red Cross Gold Country CEO. “Our One Hundred Years of Heroes event is an opportunity to honor members of the community who embody the spirit of the Red Cross.”

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and counsels victims of disasters; provides nearly half of the nation’s blood supply; teaches lifesaving skills; 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 humanitarian mission. The Sierra-Delta Chapter serves an 11-county region including Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, eastern Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Yolo counties. For more information, visit or follow them on Twitter at