American Red Cross chapters across the region are recognizing Heroes in the Heartland. Barb Michaels, spokeswoman for the Brushy Creek chapter in Fort Dodge, is taking nominations through next Friday, March 12th.
The event is really about honoring people in our community, just ordinary people who have done extraordinary things for individuals, for communities, for organizations.” Michaels says. “The nomination categories are pretty broad because we know there are so many people in our community who do good things, we want the opportunity to recognize as many as possible.” Michaels says all sorts of people could qualify for this special honor.
Possible nominees could include people who’ve used their Red Cross CPR training to save a life, or a mission group that’s traveled to other countries to help rebuild after disasters, or local volunteers who help the families of deployed soldiers. The Brushy Creek Chapter covers: Calhoun, Humboldt, Pocahontas, Webster, Wright and Hamilton Counties. The awards ceremony is April 16th at Willow Ridge Golf Course in Fort Dodge.
The Heroes for the Heartland program is also a fixture with several other Red Cross chapters, including those based in Des Moines and Omaha/Council Bluffs.
By Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City