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American Red Cross is looking for heroes from Kitsap County

BREMERTON — The Kitsap County chapter of the American Red Cross is looking for ordinary individuals who have performed extraordinary deeds.

Do you know someone who used CPR to save a life, or pulled a person from a burning building, or raised money to help someone in need?

On March 1, the Red Cross will present awards to local heroes in Kitsap and North Mason counties. These heroes saved lives, exemplified the Red Cross mission or made significant, positive differences in their communities in the areas of emergency response, preparedness and prevention.

The nominee must be a resident of or work in Kitsap or North Mason counties, or the heroic act must have occurred in Kitsap or North Mason counties. The heroic act must be ongoing or have occurred between Dec. 1, 2010, and Nov. 30, 2011. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on Dec. 2.

You can help the Red Cross recognize these extraordinary people by nominating your hero. Information about the nominations and the form are available online at www.seattleredcross.org or by contacting Karen McKay Bevers, West Sound director, at Karen.Bevers@SeattleRedCross.org  or (360) 478-7681.

Proceeds will help benefit Red Cross programs and services in Kitsap and North Mason counties.

The American Red Cross is a non-profit, humanitarian agency dedicated to helping make families and communities safer at home and around the world. The West Sound service center, located in Bremerton, has three full-time staff members who guide, empower and engage more than 350 volunteers serving North Mason and Kitsap counties. For more information, visit www.seattleredcross.org

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