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American Red Cross accepting nominations to honor real heroes

The American Red Cross of the Finger Lakes is accepting nominations for its annual Real Heroes Breakfast which will be held on March 8th, 2019 at The Corning Museum of Glass.

The deadline for nominations is December 1st, 2018.

Proceeds from the Real Heroes Breakfast benefit the Finger Lakes Chapter, which serves Chemung, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates counties. Last year, the chapter responded to 85 local disaster incidents, providing assistance for 101 people; made 141 households safer through the installation of 361 free smoke alarms as part of the Home Fire Campaign; trained 5,911 people in first aid, CPR and water skills; provided 515 case services to military members, veterans and their families via Service to the Armed Forces; and collected 14,734 blood donations from volunteer donors.

The Real Heroes Breakfast concept grew out of a desire to sponsor an event closely related to the mission of the Red Cross. In order to celebrate this spirit of humanitarianism, the Red Cross honors individuals who have shown courage, dedication and unselfish character by their acts of heroism in our community.

For a nomination form, and a description of award categories, visit redcross.org/flxrhb or call 607-936-3766.

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, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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