The American Red Cross Bay Area today announced the winners of its Solano County Heroes Awards, all of whom will be honored at the Solano County Heroes Luau on Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Suisun Waterfront Park in Suisun City. Among this year’s heroes are a Vacaville police officer who rescued a stabbing victim while the perpetrator lurked in the next room and an 80-year-old woman who serves breakfast every morning to the homeless at Mission Solano in Fairfield.
Tickets for the event are available for $30 per person or $50 for two people, and may be purchased online at www.redcrossbayarea.org/heroes
, by calling (707) 438-7063 or at the event. All proceeds from the event support the disaster preparedness and relief efforts of the American Red Cross in the Bay Area, including efforts in Solano County.
The annual Red Cross heroes awards program is designed to celebrate the community’s everyday heroes, recognizing those individuals and organizations who make a difference in their community through acts of extraordinary kindness and courage. This year’s honorees include the following Solano County citizens and organizations:
This award honors an adult or youth who has performed an extraordinary life-saving act, using life-saving skills such as CPR or first aid.
- Dan Schick (Vallejo)
- Frank Wise (Vacaville)
- Gary Anderson, Delores Golden, Richard Hall, Phillip Martin, Philip Steemers and Mel Torres (Suisun City)
- Ben Hill, Mark Johnson and Jerry Parker (Vallejo)
Act of Courage Hero
This award honors an adult or youth who has performed an extraordinary act of courage.
- Anthony McCahon (Fairfield)
- Nelson Wakimoto (Vacaville)
Act of Kindness & Philanthropy Hero
This award honors an adult or youth who has shown an extreme act of kindness or selflessness.
- Susan Syar Foundation (Vacaville)
- Kathryn Marocchino (Vallejo)
Community Service Hero, Individual
This award honors an adult or youth who has performed great community service.
- Mary Lorenz (Fairfield)
- Lee McClelland (Vacaville)
- David Mendoza (Vacaville)
- Dorothy Rowell (Fairfield)
- Jean Price and Lupe Velazquez (Vacaville)
Community Service Hero, Organization
This award honors a business or organization that has performed great community service.
- Fairfield Police Officers Association (Fairfield)
- Suisun District Explorer Post #33 (Suisun City)
- Team Tennessee (Vallejo)
Animal Rescue Hero
This award honors an animal that has protected a human in a time of need or a person who has rescued an animal from a traumatic situation.
- Deven Connelly (Vallejo)
- Carolyn Hall Darling and “Precious” (Vallejo)
- Stephanie Gomes (Vallejo)
The Solano County Heroes Luau will be hosted by Master of Ceremonies James P. Spering from the Solano County Board of Supervisors. Entertainment will be provided by the Hula Halau O Ku’ulei Dancers and the luau feast will be catered by Outback Steakhouse.
About the Heroes Awards Program
People in the Bay Area make a difference in the lives of others in their communities every day. The American Red Cross Bay Area and civic leaders from six counties in the Bay Area are joining together to celebrate everyday heroism, recognizing those individuals and organizations whose extraordinary acts of kindness and courage make them heroes. American Red Cross chapters around the country hold events in their communities to recognize acts of heroism by local residents and pay tribute to those who have performed life-saving acts. Each year, nearly 900 people attend events in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo and Solano Counties to honor local heroes. For more information about the events and corporate sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.redcrossbayarea.org/heroes. All proceeds from the events support the disaster preparedness and relief efforts of the American Red Cross in the Bay Area.
About the American Red Cross Bay Area
Governed by volunteers and supported by community donations, your American Red Cross Bay Area helps residents in six counties prepare for disaster, recover from them and connect U.S. military families torn apart by war, terrorism and natural tragedy. The American Red Cross’s more than 3,000 personnel, 97 percent of which are volunteers, are all dedicated to saving lives. Every year, ARCBA mobilizes relief to families affected by more than 500 disasters, trains more than 80,000 people in life-saving and preparedness skills, and exchanges hundreds of emergency messages for military, war and disaster-stricken families. Call 1-888-4-HELP-BAY or visit www.redcrossbayarea.org
to learn more. The Red Cross provides nearly half the Bay Area’s blood supply. Call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543) today to schedule your lifesaving donation.
NOTE TO CALENDAR EDITORS:
Following is a brief regarding the Solano County Heroes Luau for inclusion in events calendars.
AMERICAN RED CROSS SOLANO COUNTY HEROES LUAU
Saturday, August 23, 2019, noon to 3 p.m.
Suisun City Waterfront Park
Join the American Red Cross in recognizing everyday heroes who have made a difference in the lives of the people of Solano County. Honor heroes such as the Vacaville police officer who rescued a stabbing victim, an 80-year-old woman who feeds the homeless in Fairfield and a veterinarian who provides hospice care for terminally ill companion animals. Enjoy a barbeque and entertainment by the Hula Halau O Ku’ulei Dancers, followed by an awards ceremony recognizing local heroes at the beautiful Suisun City Waterfront Park. Tickets $30 per person or $50 for two people. Visit www.redcrossbayarea.org/heroes
or call (707) 438-7063.