Cape and Islands Red Cross to Honor Local Heroes

The Cape and Islands Red Cross announced the community members who will be recognized during the 11th annual Heroes Breakfast in April.


The annual Heroes Breakfast hosted by the Cape and Islands chapter of the American Red Cross honors community members who perform extraordinary acts of courage by saving someone’s life, helping rescue someone in need, or someone who donates countless hours of service to community organizations.

Here is the list of this year’s recipients:

Life Saving: Caleb Nicholson, Neal Farrell and JT Maher of Martha’s Vineyard, Austin

McDannald of Norwich, CT, Nicholas O'Donoughue of Arlington, MA, Wayne Bergeron of Dennis, Janake Christensen of North Truro and Henry Baker, Jr. of West Yarmouth

Good Samaritan: SSgt. Keith Soares of New Bedford and Eileen Redfield of South Yarmouth

Professional: Dr. Thomas Whelan of Orleans; Dep. Chief Anthony Pike, FF Tim Gula, LT

Ronald Deschamps, FF Gregory Baker, FF Mike Pires, FF Aaron Burns, FF Dana Medeiros, FF Leslie Vasconcellos of Orleans Fire Department; FF-Paramedic Donna Rex, FF EMT John Fleming, FF EMT-I Brian Tyson of Barnstable Fire Department; FF Paramedic Nathan Coughlan of Hyannis Fire Department and Dispatcher Micaela Pope of the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office in Bourne

Armed Forces: United States Coast Guard Helicopter Crew CG6037: Lt. Michael Feltovic, Lt. Michael Deal, AET2 Ethan Hill, AST2 Scott Leins, HS3 Kenneth Slagle, all of Air Station Cape Cod in Buzzards Bay

Individual with Disabilities: Jonah Shea of South Yarmouth

Mentor/Role Model: Ron Winner of Hyannis

Community Impact: Chaplain Dave Robbins of Mashpee

Community Service: E.J. Jaxtimer of Osterville

Red Cross Volunteer: Frank O'Laughlin of Marstons Mills

The event will be held at the Hyannis Resort and Conference Center April 4 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.


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