AROUND TOWN: Red Cross Hometown Heroes night tops need for Emergency Response Vehicle

By Linda Navarro Updated: April 2, 2018 at 12:05 pm • Published: April 1, 2018 0

It was an evening to recognize Hometown Heroes, those everyday people "who do extraordinary things."

It was also a time when 410 sponsors and supporters gathered for dinner at The Broadmoor and raised more than the final $22,000 for a $150,000 Next Generation Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) for the American Red Cross of Southeastern Colorado.

The ERV is especially needed for Red Cross immediate response during a busy national and local time of hurricanes, wildfires, mass shootings, structure fires and mobilization of thousands of volunteers, said Executive Director Tom Gonzalez.

The Hometown Heroes had been introduced in stories in The Gazette.

Humanitarian of the Year Award: Chuck Murphy,

Community Service Hero: James Schofield,

First Responder Organization: Colorado Springs Fire Department,

Youth Hero: Mackenzie Garcia,

Community Service Hero: Marilyn Vyzourek:

Animal Hero: Colorado Springs Police K-9 unit,

Community Partner Hero: Bob McLaughlin, Mount Carmel Veterans Service Center:

Community Service Hero: Tiko Hardy and Ann-Marie Manning,

Military Hero: AFA Mountaineering Club,

Photo Gallery:

Comment Policy

Like us on Facebook