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Red Cross to honor hometown heroes

Nominations are sought in 11 categories for heroic behavior

Posted: April 11, 2009 6:29 p.m.
Updated: April 11, 2009 4:55 a.m.
Do you know a hero in Santa Clarita? The Santa Clarita Valley District of the American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles is seeking nominations for its 2009 Hometown Heroes Recognition Breakfast.

The event celebrates the values and principles of the American Red Cross by recognizing people in the Santa Clarita Valley who have taken action in a time of crisis to help others and who consistently show an extraordinary gift for human compassion.

Hero honors are being awarded in eleven different categories: First responder, youth, educator, medical, workplace, military, youth sports mentor, senior, adult, animal and corporate hero.  

Hometown Heroes will be honored at a breakfast 7 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at the Valencia Hyatt, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Red Cross emergency response and educational services in the Santa Clarita Valley.

The qualifying recognition period is June 1, through May 31.

The nomination deadline is June 15. The application forms can be downloaded at

Fax completed forms to (661) 255-2040. To learn more about how you can become involved in the Red Cross, contact the Santa Clarita district at (661) 259-1805 or visit


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