April 26, 2011 NEWS RELEASE
Laclede County Hometown Heroes
Springfield, MO –
The Eighth Annual Laclede County Hometown Heroes Breakfast and awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at the Cowan Civic Center in Lebanon. The doors will open for the breakfast buffet starting at 6 a.m. and the program will start promptly at 7 a.m. and conclude by 8:00 a.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Greater Ozarks Chapter of the American Red Cross disaster relief.
This year seven ordinary Laclede County citizens and one charitable organization will be recognized for their extraordinary character and selfless acts. One of those recipients is David Sewell, who is currently on assignment for the Red Cross in North Carolina. Unfortunately he will be unavailable to accept the 2011 Gloria Doss Award for volunteerism. David was excited about deploying to N. Carolina and being a part of the Red Cross team to help individuals after recent storms.
The Laclede County Hometown Heroes Breakfast will celebrate the spirit of humanitarianism by honoring these individuals who have shown courage, kindness and unselfish character through their selfless acts of heroism right here in their hometown. Each hero’s story will be told through a video segment shown at the breakfast and will be presented an award in recognition for making a difference in someone’s life.
For more information, please contact Merri Hess at Central Bank (417-532-2151), or Beverly Miller at the Red Cross Office in Lebanon at 417-533-8121.
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, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.
American Red Cross
1545 N. West Bypass
Springfield, MO 65803
417-832-9500, ext. 107
Floods are among the most frequent and costly natural disasters. Conditions that cause floods include heavy or steady rain for several hours or days that saturates the ground. Flash floods occur suddenly due to rapidly rising water along a stream or low-lying area.
For more information go to www.redcross.org