Red Cross to Honor Mercy, Heroes June 14

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Lake to River Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold its sixth annual Acts of Courage event June 14 in the Ridge Road cargo building at Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport.

Each year at the event, the American Red Cross celebrates the heroism of individuals who, without thought to their own safety, act in an emergency to help another. The 2016 award winners represent nine stories of heroism, the chapter said.

The annual celebration of heroes on Flag Day is a patriotic tribute to living in the “land of the free and the home of the brave,” states the announcement of the event.  The Lake to River Chapter footprint includes Ashtabula, Trumbull, Mahoning, Columbiana and Jefferson counties.

The Red Cross will recognize Mercy Health and Mercy Health Foundation as the recipients of this year’s Spirit of the Red Cross Award.

The parade of heroes begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner.

Greg Greenwood will serve as the master of ceremonies at the program, which raises money for the organization, said David Dobstaff, board chairman.

Tickets are $75 per person with a limited number still available. For more information contact the American Red Cross at 330 392 2551.

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