Nominations for the 2014 American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter’s Lifesaver Awards are now being accepted.

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Dee Dee Shelton

Press Release from American Red Cross

JEFFERSON CITY, Jan. 15, 2014—Nominations for the 2014 American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter’s Lifesaver Awards are now being accepted.

 

“This is an opportunity to recognize individuals who took control of a situation and used their skill and knowledge to save a life,” said Brittany Buehrlen, the 2014 Lifesaver project manager and chapter executive coordinator. “We know there are many deserving individuals who live within the 21 counties covered by the chapter and we welcome the opportunity to honor them for their actions.”

 

Award categories include: Good Samaritan; Youth; Blood Services; Military; Medical; Law Enforcement; Firefighter; and Emergency Medical Services. The chapter’s Volunteer of the Year also will be honored.

 

The nomination form, which has submission information, is available on the chapter website, www.redcross.org/hom. Forms also are available by calling 573-635-1132 or toll free at 1-866-815-2738.

 

May 1 is the deadline to submit nominations.

 

The Lifesaver Awards event, which features a dinner and silent auction along with the awards program, will be held Tuesday, June 24 at the Capital West Event Center, 1315 Fairgrounds Rd. in Jefferson City.

 

Amy Berendzen and Dee Dee Shelton, both of Jefferson City, are co-chairs for this year’s event.