Who knew?

I walked out of the American Red Cross heroes breakfast this morning, at the Country Cupboard in Lewisburg, with a smile on my face and warmth in my heart.

Who knew we lived among so many courageous heroes who didn’t hesitate to help — an injured friend, entire communities, a family, a stranger, veterans, orphans, warriors, abused children, victims of disasters — in times of need?

Next Friday, the heroes breakfast takes place at the Genetti Hotel in Williamsport, where another list of honorees will be feted.

This event was put together by Annie Smith, communications director for the north and central pa region chapter of the American Red Cross, and her committee. The Lewisburg event was emceed with style and humor by Sunbury Broadcasting’s Mark Lawrence, and a host of business and education sponsors helped make the event a reality.

Do you know a hero? Someone who has stepped out of their comfort zone to assist others in need? If so, contact Annie at Anne.Smith@redcross.org to nominate him or her for the organization’s hero award. There’s nothing else like it.


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