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Red Cross Hero Awards Set For May 1
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Story By: Brigitte Coles

 

 

 
 
 
   
   
  Originally Published on: 4/22/2014

The Richland County Chapter of the American Red Cross is gearing up for its Hero Award of Richland County breakfast celebration set for Thursday, May 1, 8 a.m. at the Holiday Inn and Suites, 116 Park Ave. West in Mansfield.

The Red Cross Hero Award of Richland County recognizes and pays tribute to ordinary members of the community who have shown extraordinary courage, compassion, character or humanity by saving or improving the lives of others. These values mirror those that inspire the work of the American Red Cross.

Red Cross executive director Tina Buckingham said there are 12 hero categories this year.

"This is going to be an exciting event. We're having videos done of the nominees telling their stories," Buckingham said.

Buckingham said a judging committee selected the nominees. She said the nominess the nominees must reside, work or be active in Richland County.

The nominees are as follows:

  • Community Commitment: Carolyn Armstrong
  • Call to Action Hero: Sarah Close, Valerie Harper and Don. R. Todd
  • Animal Advocate: Tami Rex
  • Spirit of the Red Cross: Judy Tridico, Rev. Joe Ashby
  • Emergency Medical Hero: Tim Durbin
  • Fire Rescue Heroes: Jared Durstine, Dan Krizan, Tim Tingley, Bays
  • Military Inspiration Hero: Lt. Nick Vogt
  • Empowerment Educator: Garland Gates
  • Community Educators: Dance Troupe of Richland Newhope
  •  Presence to Remember: Ettore "Eddie" Mr. C" Chiudioni

 Buckingham said the community is invited to come out and take part in the breakfast celebration. Tickets for the event are $20. For more contact the Richland County Chapter of the American Red Cross, 419-524-0311.

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