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Red Cross set to honor Central Oregon heroes


Each year, the Central and Eastern Oregon chapter of the American Red Cross honors local heroes for their bravery, their knowledge of life-saving skills like CPR and their willingness to help others. On March 18, nine heroes will be recognized in a variety of categories at the annual event.

“We’ll gather to tell the stories of these amazing local folks who rose to the challenge and selflessly helped others when faced with difficult situations,” said Lisa Stroup, executive director of the Central and Eastern Oregon chapter of the Red Cross.

“We hope that community members will join us as we celebrate these heroes and as we raise funds to support the Red Cross’s disaster preparedness and response work throughout our region.”

The 2015 heroes are:

Youth Good Samaritan Hero: Five-year-old Jackson DeLay who acted quickly and talked to 911 when his mom had a seizure
Workplace Hero: Nathan Montgomery, who performed CPR on a woman having a major heart attack at a Redmond restaurant saving her life
Medical Rescue Hero: Allen Teskey, who performed CPR on a neighboring rancher in Paulina while waiting for emergency responders to arrive
Professional Rescue Heroes: Sgt. Deke DeMars, Deputy Daniel Graham and Deputy Grant Johnstone of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office for saving the life of a man who crashed his car into a canal and was nearly swept away by the current
Military/Citizen Hero and Professional Rescue Hero: Oregon National Guard Staff Sgt. Joshua Mosley and Oregon State Police Trooper Travis Ring who saved two people when their car became engulfed in flames after an accident
Blood Services Hero: Scott Beyer, who has donated 199 pints of blood and has been instrumental in organizing blood drives at the local Forest Service offices for over 40 years

The Real Heroes Event will take place from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m., March 18 at the Elks Lodge in Bend. Doors open at 4 p.m. and the program will start at 4:30 p.m. The event will include appetizers and beverages along with a silent auction and balloon pop. To purchase tickets, call 541-749-4195.

About ARC’s Oregon Mountain River Chapter

The American Red Cross Oregon Mountain River Chapter is part of a nationwide network of nearly 600 chapters and blood collection sites across the nation. With almost 200 local volunteers and a team of devoted staff, the Oregon Mountain River Chapter provides relief to victims of single family and community emergencies; national and international disasters; and helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.

Oregon Mountain River Chapter serves the residents of Deschutes, Grant, Jefferson, Crook, Wheeler and Harney Counties and The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.

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