American Red Cross and Unitil host 2018 Everyday Heroes Awards

CONCORD – The New Hampshire and Vermont Region of the American Red Cross and Unitil are once again honoring heroes in New Hampshire by celebrating “everyday people” and the heroic things they do in their communities.

The Everyday Heroes Awards are celebrated all over the country and honor those who personify our mission of service and help in local communities. Everyday heroes are all around us – the good Samaritan who intervenes when someone is in an accident, or the watchful neighbor seeing a need in a community. These awards shine light on selflessness of heart and heroism of character.

The 2018 Everyday Heroes Awards is set for 5:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 18, at the Grappone Conference Center, 70 Constitution Ave., in Concord.

Tickets are $30 each or $225 for a table of eight. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served. Purchase tickets at www.redcross.org/newhampshireheroes.

For information on sponsoring or attending this event, visit www.redcross.org/local/nhvt/everyday-heroes-nh. Questions can be directed to Stephanie at Stephanie.Couturier@redcross.org.

Local residents to be honored are:

Danielle Nightingale, of Manchester, a school resource officer for the Bedford Police Department, who was trick-or-treating and enjoying time with her family when she came upon an unresponsive person in her neighborhood. She evaluated the scene and ensured that someone called for help before beginning to administer the CPR. The results of her quick thinking saved the life of the victim.

Stephen Singer, of Manchester, is known by many as a community leader in Manchester and beyond. A steadfast volunteer, Stephen has dedicated his time, talent and energy to the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Families in Transition, Chabad of NH, the Bob Baines Blarney Breakfast and many more. He is the chairman of the Gail Singer Memorial Blood Drive committee, which has been going on for 35 years and is the largest blood drive in the country. Along with the tremendous support of his team at Merchants Fleet Management and the rest of the Singer family – Robert, Gary, Jeffrey, and Michael Sydney – Stephen is a true hero.

Other area award winners to be recognized are Steven Tenny, of Swanzey, a lieutenant with the Keene Police Department; Christopher Prenaveau of Epping, a trooper with the State Police Department and Molly Dolan, Thomas Kline, Angela Curtis and Arian Deihim, of Keene.

About Everyday Heroes Awards:

The American Red Cross established the Everyday Heroes Awards in an effort to raise public awareness of local heroes who reflect the mission of the Red Cross by responding in time of need with selfless acts of courage and compassion. The awards are presented by the New Hampshire / Vermont Region of the American Red Cross, Unitil and our community sponsors. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for the 2018 Everyday Heroes Awards, download our sponsorship form or email Stephanie.Couturier@redcross.org.

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