Nominating Hometown Heroes

by Emily Baird on September 27, 2010 at 8:08 am

Do you consider someone you know to be a "Hometown Hero?"

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross is accepting applications through October 4th and will pick 12 individuals, ranging from an Education Hero to a Youth Hero.

"We’re looking for all those heroes that have gone above and beyond. (They) have made a difference in someone else’s life, or someone thinks they’ve made a difference in the community’s life," says Marlene Henderson of the Muskingum Valley Red Cross.

The Red Cross usually receives between 50 and 60 applications, and then it has a special committee that uses a matrix system to determine the final 12.

"So many people think that they’re just one person, and they can’t. What they do doesn’t make a difference. What they do, they didn’t do it for any recognition, but really they should be recognized for it," says Henderson.

Henderson says one small act never goes unrewarded, and she hopes these individuals will inspire people to help others.

The 12 individuals will be recognized at the "Hometown Heroes" breakfast on November 12th at the North Terrace Church of Christ in Zanesville.

If you would like to nominate someone for one of these categories:

-Education Hero

-Senior Adult Hero

-Military Hero

-Perry County Community Hero

-Muskingum County Community Hero

-Public Safety Hero

-Work Place Hero

-Faith Based Hero

-Health Care Hero

-Youth Hero

-Hero to Pets

-Morgan County Community Hero

You can mail your nomination to the Muskingum Valley Red Cross at 22 South 7th Street in Zanesville.