Heroes in the Heartland: First Responders Foundation to Be Recognized for Commitment to Community

The First Responders Foundation is excited to announce our inclusion alongside some of the most heroic individuals in the region at the 15th Annual American Red Cross Heroes in the Heartland Awards. The awards recognize those who have positively impacted our quality of life through bravery, dedication and selfless behavior.

“We are thrilled to once again recognize everyday heroes: ordinary people performing extraordinary acts, who were nominated by the community,” said Jill Orton, Region CEO.

The First Responders Foundation will be recognized in the “Commitment to Community” category for our mission’s work to enhance public safety in our community by providing resources to firefighters and police officers and to show appreciation for their dedicated service. We are also partnering with the American Red Cross to install free carbon monoxide and smoke detectors and delivering lifesaving fire preparedness information to people in need.

“We are deeply honored to receive this significant award,” acknowledged Ray Somberg, President and Executive Director. “This honor validates our passion to carry out our mission. We work diligently every day to make a significant difference in our community.”

The Heroes in the Heartland Awards luncheon will be held on March 11, 2015 at the Embassy Suites La Vista Conference Center.