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Feb 10, 2016 4:03 PM

Red Cross will honor 6 NH residents for heroic acts


The Red Cross has announced the winners of its 2016 Everyday Heroes Awards.

The awards are presented to local residents who could be the good Samaritan who helps when someone is in an accident someone who helps out with a community need.

“The Red Cross sees a perfect fit in honoring people who’ve gone the extra mile on behalf of someone else, or have risked their lives for the sake of another," Maria Devlin, CEO for the American Red Cross in New Hampshire and Vermont. "This selflessness embodies the work that Red Cross volunteers around the world do every single day.”

This year, the Red Cross will honor six people from New Hampshire.

-Raji Gupta, of Manchester, for heroic actions during an emergency.

-Profile Junior-Senior High School Class of 2015 of Bethlehem for a selfless act in support of another in need.

-Nicholas Tolentino, of Exeter, for dedication to his support of veterans and their care.

-Brighid Smith and Douglas Smith, of Manchester, for giving of themselves to save the life of another.

-Bruce Moran, of Hollis, for dedication to the importance of blood donation.

The American Red Cross and Unitil partner each year to celebrate "everyday people" and the heroic acts they do in our community. NH1 News is the media sponsor for this year's event.

“Unitil is proud to again partner with the American Red Cross in honoring New Hampshire’s heroes,” says Carol Valianti, VP of Communications and Public Affairs at Unitil. “Their courage, compassion, and selflessness in the time of need are an inspiration, and have made an indelible impact on the communities in which we serve.”

The awards will be given at a ceremony on March 16 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Southern New Hampshire University Dining Center at 2500 N. River Road, Hooksett.

Tickets are $25 for one or eight for $175 and can be purchased here.

For more information, visit redcross.org or join our blog at blog.redcross.org.


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