Friday, July 26, 2002
Director of Communications
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Red Cross Calling For Local Heroes ... To Be
Honored At September 11th Heroes Breakfast
The American Red Cross of Rhode Island East Bay Branch is calling on the community to nominate local
heroes to be honored as part of a September 11th Heroes Breakfast to be held at the Atlantic Beach Club in Middletown. The event will kick-off an East
Bay Day of Remembrance, currently being organized by Newport Mayor Richard Sardella and Middletown Town Council President Michael Kehew.
The Red Cross is seeking nominations for people who live on the East Bay who have
made a significant contribution to their community. To submit a nomination, please include the following information:
- The Hero's name, age, address and phone number
- The reason you are nominating that person to be a Red Cross Hero
- Your name and phone number
Nominations can be sent to Deborah Miller, Manager, Rhode Island Red Cross East Bay Branch, in three ways:
Red Cross East Bay Branch
1015 Aquidneck Avenue
Middletown, RI 02842
"As all of us remember the heroes of September 11th, we also want to recognize
our neighborhood heroes who are making a difference in our community everyday," Rear Admiral Barbara E. McGann (USN Ret.), Executive Director of the American Red
Cross of Rhode Island explained. "We hope everyone will be a part of this special September 11th Day of Remembrance and join us at the American Red Cross of Rhode Island Heroes Breakfast."
McGann says that firefighters, police officers and rescue workers from East Bay
communities will be invited to attend. A firefighter from New York City has also been asked to speak at the event. All American Red Cross volunteers from the East Bay
who worked at Ground Zero will also be participating.
For more information, or to become a corporate sponsor of this event, please
contact Deborah Miller, Manager, Red Cross East Bay Branch, (401) 846-8100 or via e-mail at [email protected].