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Heroes come in many forms. From mothers and fathers, to police, and firefighters, there are many amazing people in our communities who sometimes don’t receive the recognition they deserve. On April 21, the Twin Cities Chapter of The American Red Cross is holding a Heroes Breakfast from 7:30-9:00am at The Depot in downtown Minneapolis. The Heroes Breakfast is a chance to say thankyou to all the heroes who have done so much in our community. The breakfast costs only $50, $25 of which is tax-deductible.
“Ready Awards” will be presented to heroes in 8 categories. The categories recognize that heroes come from all walks of life, and are heroes for many different reasons. For example, the “Youth Good Samaritan Ready” award will be presented to a young man or woman, under the age of 21, who displayed courage and caring upon encountering an unusual, significant or unexpected incident. For more information on the Heroes Breakfast visit the Chapter homepage and book your ticket before April 10.
Events like this one are important because they remind us of the hard work that volunteers such as those of The American Red Cross do all year round. Donations can provide much needed help and can be made in a variety of forms. These include donations of blood, money, planned giving, and donations of used cars and other vehicles. Vehicles are re-sold or stripped of parts and the profits go towards the various programs run by The American Red Cross. Vehicles can be donated by contacting The American Red Cross either by phone or online.
If the Heroes Breakfast inspires you to volunteer and you live in the Twin Cities area you are welcome to join The American Red Cross volunteer team of 1400 individuals. By becoming a volunteer you will meet a great bunch of people, learn many valuable skills, and enjoy the feeling that you are making a positive change in your community. Of course you do not have to live in the Twin Cities area in order to be a volunteer. Volunteers, like heroes, can be found all over our country.