Red Cross seeking nominees for county hero awards

By Charlene Hoeflich

December 24, 2013

POMEROY — The American Red Cross of Southeastern Ohio, which serves Athens, Gallia, Meigs and Vinton counties, is currently receiving nominations for the Sixth Annual Heroes Breakfast to be held on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the Athens Community Center.

This year Michael Bartrum, Meigs County Commissioner and former NFL player will be the keynote speaker.

The deadline for making nominations is Jan. 15th. Selection of recipients will be based on the information contained in the nomination forms which is on line at redcross/org/oh/athens, or can be secured from Kathy.Patton@red cross.or or by telephoning 740—593-5273, or by mail at American Red Cross of Southeastern Ohio, Heroes Nomination, 100 S. May Ave. Athens, Ohio 45701.

The award categories are:

Education Hero: Presented to an individual who has made a difference in a student’s life by impacting his or her educational experience.

Group Hero: Presented to several people who collaboratively improved the life of a person or group of people.

Healthcare Hero: Presented to a person in the health care field who has gone above and beyond what is normally expected to care for others.

Public Safety Hero: Presented to a person who is either employed in a public safety position, working as a volunteer, serving or has served in the military … who has positively impacted the life of another through his or her courage and dedicated service.

Senior Hero: Presented to a senior citizen who uses his or her golden years in a way that positively impacts the community.

Workplace Hero: Presented to a person who has performed an outstanding act which positively impacted the workplace setting or who consistently improves the working environment with a positive attitude and outstanding performance.

Also to be awarded are community heroes for Athens, Gallia, Meigs and Vinton counties. “Improved the community in a positive way” is the criteria for selection of the county heroes.