Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

February 7, 2013

American Red Cross is calling for Heroes of the Heartland nominations


Daily Iowegian

CENTERVILLE — Do you know someone who has performed an extraordinary act of courage or dedicated countless hours to a special cause? The American Red Cross serving Greater Iowa is looking for common citizens, the unheralded and unselfish pillars of our community.

Nominations for the Heroes of the Heartland event in Des Moines are being taken now for this local recognition event.  The Red Cross is depending on the public to nominate individuals that have performed an extraordinary act of courage or has put in countless hours to a special cause. Nomination forms can be found on-line at www.redcross.org/iowa, found at local businesses or picked up at the local Red Cross office.

“There are Heroes walking among us every day — the people who put others above themselves — and it is our pleasure to honor ordinary people for doing extraordinary things,” said Leslie Schaffer, regional executive of the American Red Cross serving Greater Iowa.

Nominations will be accepted now through March 1. Nominations may be mailed to the American Red Cross serving Greater Iowa office, 2116 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312, emailed to josh.nuss@redcross.org or faxed to (515) 244-8012 by midnight on March 8.

Heroes of the Heartland — Central Iowa Chapter event

Friday, April 12

7–9 a.m. breakfast

Hy-Vee Conference Center, West Des Moines

The community is invited to donate in support of this event as well.  Donations can be made on line at www.redcross.org or dropped off at the Red Cross office.  Sponsorships are also available.  For information please contact the local Red Cross office.

The Heroes of the Heartland events help support programs and services of the American Red Cross.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; 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 mission. For more information, visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.