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May 2, 2014

Nominate an American Red Cross Hero

VALDOSTA — Throughout life, people will encounter others who go above and beyond to make a difference for their fellow man, whether it be through volunteer efforts or other acts of kindness.

The American Red Cross South Georgia Chapter wants to recognize community heroes who make an impact on Valdosta and the surrounding counties.

To submit your hero, include the name, description of the impact this person makes in the community and contact information of the person submitting the nomination. The deadline is 5 p.m. today. To nominate someone, send an e-mail to Terri Jenkins, American Red Cross South Georgia Chapter executive director, at terri.jenkins@redcross.org or inbox the information to the South Georgia Chapter Facebook page.

After all the submissions have been gathered, a committee will review the applicants and select the top heroes for the Greater Valdosta Area.

Once heroes have been selected, they will be honored at the Heroes Recognition Event, May 9. This event will serve as an opportunity to meet these real-life heroes and hear their stories of courage and compassion while networking with local community and business leaders.

Various sponsorship levels are available for this event. The proceeds from the Heroes event will benefit the South Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross’ programs and emergency services. This chapter serves Brooks, Colquitt, Cook, Decatur, Echols, Grady, Lanier, Lowndes, Mitchell, Seminole and Thomas counties.

More information about sponsoring the Heroes Recognition Event, contact Terri Jenkins.

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