Friday, May 12, 2017

Mid-West Tennessee Heroes Luncheon

The annual Heroes Luncheon took place Thursday, May 11 at the Carl Grant Center at Union University.  Each year, the Mid-West TN Chapter of the Red Cross recognizes local heroes for their service to the community at the luncheon.  This year’s heroes are:

Humanitarian of the Year Carl Rudd, Interim CEO The Jackson Clinic
Uniformed Hero of the Year Chaplain Chris Young Henderson Co. Fire Department
Volunteer of the Year Travis Smith Jr.
Distinguished Service Award Dennis and Mary Lee

This year’s event was especially significant in that the chapter celebrated 100 years of service at the event.  Keynote speaker, Senator Kerry Roberts, was a big hit, talking about unsung heroes.  “Often in our life you don’t know at that moment that you are at the right place at the right time to make the right decision,” Roberts said. “You never know when you are going to be the person who provides the encouragement to that person who is in the position to make the decision.”

Through the generous donations of our attendees and sponsors, the Heroes Luncheon raised funds which will allow the Mid-West TN Red Cross to continue to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters big and small in the area.

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