Red Cross accepting nominations for Blount County heroes

The Blount County American Red Cross is seeking nominations from the community for its 8th Annual Heroes of Blount County Breakfast.

The March 25 event is the community’s opportunity to recognize its hometown heroes for their heroic acts, good deeds, and contribution to the safety and well being of the community.

Nominees should be people who have responded to a crisis to provide comfort or leadership and/or have provided an example to others in our community about dedication to the community in times of need.

Awards will be presented to one hero in each of nine categories: Firefighter, law enforcement, medical, emergency personnel, adult Good Samaritan, youth Good Samaritan, community impact, animal rescue and military.

The Heroes of Blount County Breakfast, in addition to offering the opportunity to salute heroes, is the Red Cross’ largest fundraiser and allows the community an opportunity to support the Red Cross as it responds to disasters and emergencies in Blount County.

Nomination forms can be accessed one of three ways: log onto to download a nomination form; call the Red Cross at 865-983-0821 for a form to be mailed or faxed or visit the Red Cross at 1741 Triangle Park Drive in Maryville to pick up a form.

Completed nominations must be received by the Red Cross, 1741 Triangle Park Drive in Maryville, by 4 p.m. Friday, Feb.12. For more information on the Heroes Breakfast or on the nomination process, please call the Red Cross at 865-983-0821.

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