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Time to honor local volunteers with Red Cross Heroes Campaign

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It's time to honor those who volunteer their time to help others and for the annual American Red Cross Heroes Campaign.

To kick off the Heroes Campaign, a nationwide project where volunteers pledge to raise money for disaster relief through May 16, local leaders and fundraisers from around the community come together for a delicious breakfast to inspire and encourage one another.

The 2013 Heroes Campaign Kick-off Breakfast is at Old National Bank Wednesday, February 27th at 7:30.

Starting that day, Heroes Fundraisers lead by Campaign Chair Norm Bufanno and Co-Chair Linda White will be out raising money for the Red Cross' largest annual fundraiser.

The public is asked to help support the fundraising efforts by becoming a hero and helping to raise $1,000 with a total goal of raising $200,000.  People can donate online through their website tristateredcross.org or by taking part in Heroes Fundraisers that will take place in the upcoming months.

"This is our largest and most critical annual campaign, raising funds to help support services provided to our community during times of disaster," said Norm Bufanno, Chair, 2013 Heroes Campaign. "Whether we are assisting a family by helping them pick up the pieces after their home caught fire or answering a call for blood, our community can count on the presence of the Red Cross," Bufanno added.

The Heroes Banquet will be held on May 16 at the Centre in Evansville.

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