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American Red Cross recognizes heroes

Animal Rescue Award Hero-Deputy Jonathan Adams and Spencer

The American Red Cross of East Central GA recognized eight local heroes from the Augusta area for their acts of courage, compassion, and community impact at a breakfast Sept. 26.

The 2023 Red Cross Heroes Awards honor “community members who demonstrate heroism through extraordinary acts of courage and humanitarian service and embody the spirit and mission of the American Red Cross to help alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies,” according to a news release from the Red Cross.

“It is truly moving to hear the stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things in our community. Each of this year’s honorees has an inspiring story and has made a lasting impact in our region,” said Susan Everitt, American Red Cross of East Central GA executive director.

Those receiving the 2023 Red Cross Hero Awards were: Kayla Watkins, Good Samaritan Adult Hero: Miran Tyrrell, Wilderness Rescue;  Patrick Broom and Tate Williams, Water Rescue Hero; Darryl Stewart, Military Hero; Deputy Jonathan Adams and Spencer, Animal Rescue Hero; Taji Johnson, Good Samaritan Youth Hero; Mary Cook, Nurse Hero; and TJ Brown,EMT/Firefighter Hero.

“We could not create such a special event without our amazing Red Cross Board of Directors Heroes Breakfast committee, led by Jenny Samuelson and Stephen Bradshaw, and all of our corporate sponsors, led by presenting sponsor Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS)” Everitt said. “We are thankful for all of their continued support of our Red Cross lifesaving mission.”

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