Posts Tagged ‘Everyday Heroes’

Red Cross Heroes Awards – Jordan Coppert, Youth Good Samaritan

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Jordan Coppert, a senior and star athlete at Faith Lutheran High School, doesn’t take for granted the positive role sports have played in his life. After realizing many of his peers were missing out because of the high cost of sports equipment, Jordan was determined to make a difference. He started out by collecting gently used equipment from his church and school. His efforts grew into a community-wide program called Faith-Fuls, which provides low-cost gear to underprivileged youth in Southern Nevada. This year, Jordan partnered up with Under-Armor to distribute $12,000 worth of new sports gear through Faith Community Day. Jordan is passionate about what he is doing and is committed to continuing this program even after he graduates.

Jordan Coppert, Youth Good Samaritan Jordan Coppert, a senior and star athlete at Faith Lutheran High School, doesn’t take for granted the positive role sports have played in his life. After realizing many of his peers were missing out because of the high cost of sports equipment, Jordan was determined to make a difference. He started out by collecting gently used equipment from his church and school. His efforts grew into a community-wide program called Faith-Fuls, which provides low-cost gear to underprivileged youth in Southern Nevada. This year, Jordan partnered up with Under-Armor to distribute $12,000 worth of new sports gear through Faith Community Day. Jordan is passionate about what he is doing and is committed to continuing this program even after he graduates. (Josh Hawkins)


Everyday Heroes – Nevada State Trooper Robert Borchardt

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While on patrol, Nevada State Trooper Robert Borchardt saw smoke rising from a nearby home.  The fire quickly spread while he barely had time to save four teenagers from the burning home. (Josh Hawkins)

While on patrol, Nevada State Trooper Robert Borchardt saw smoke rising from a nearby home. The fire quickly spread while he barely had time to save four teenagers from the burning home. (Josh Hawkins)


Everyday Heroes – Diego and Draven Avila

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After escaping their burning home, Diego and Draven Avila broke through windows to return so that they could save their 14 year old brother who was trapped inside. (Josh Hawkins)

After escaping their burning home, Diego and Draven Avila broke through windows to return so that they could save their 14 year old brother who was trapped inside. (Josh Hawkins)


Everyday Heroes – Laurie Willmott

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Laurie Willmott is founder of "Spirit Therapies" offering therapeutic horseback riding to individuals with special needs and military member with physical or mental challenges. (Josh Hawkins)

Laurie Willmott is founder of “Spirit Therapies” offering therapeutic horseback riding to individuals with special needs and military member with physical or mental challenges. (Josh Hawkins)


Everyday Heroes – Matthew Ryan Hutchison – American Red Cross – 2012

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Youth Good Samaritan
Matthew Ryan Hutchison

When a family loses their home to a fire, they usually flee their homes with only the clothes on their backs.  When 14-year old Matthew Hutchison learned that many families in Las Vegas were losing everything, he decided he would do something to help.  Matthew started a drive to collect money for the project and assembled 150 clothing packs for the American Red Cross to give to those families who lost their home to a fire.

Youth Good Samaritan.Matthew Ryan Hutchison..When a family loses their home to a fire, they usually flee their homes with only the clothes on their backs.  When 14-year old Matthew Hutchison learned that many families in Las Vegas were losing everything, he decided he would do something to help.  Matthew started a drive to collect money for the project and assembled 150 clothing packs for the American Red Cross to give to those families who lost their home to a fire. (Josh Hawkins)

Youth Good Samaritan.Matthew Ryan Hutchison


Everyday Heroes – Helping Kids Clinic – American Red Cross – 2012

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Community Impact
Helping Kids Clinic

The Helping Kids Clinic has been providing free health care and immunizations to low-income children throughout Las Vegas since 1995.  Medical professionals volunteer in the clinic to provide sports physicals, wellness checks, dental checks, developmental screenings and hearing tests.  In the past year, volunteers have administered an extraordinary 11,848 vaccines to under-served children in Las Vegas, ensuring that they are protected against preventable disease.

Community Impact.Helping Kids Clinic..The Helping Kids Clinic has been providing free health care and immunizations to low-income children throughout Las Vegas since 1995.  Medical professionals volunteer in the clinic to provide sports physicals, wellness checks, dental checks, developmental screenings and hearing tests.  In the past year, volunteers have administered an extraordinary 11,848 vaccines to under-served children in Las Vegas, ensuring that they are protected against preventable disease. (Josh Hawkins)

Community Impact.Helping Kids Clinic


Everyday Heroes – James Brathor – American Red Cross – 2012

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Adult Good Samaritan
James Brathor

James Brathor was on his way home from work when he observed a head-on collision on Hwy 95.  Both cars had caught on fire upon impact.  James pulled over and immediately sprang into action, jumping over the median to find a man trapped inside the burning car, struggling to free himself.  Without thought to his personal safety, James successfully pulled the man out of the car just before the vehicle became totally engulfed in flames.

Adult Good Samaritan.James Brathor..James Brathor was on his way home from work when he observed a head-on collision on Hwy 95.  Both cars had caught on fire upon impact.  James pulled over and immediately sprang into action, jumping over the median to find a man trapped inside the burning car, struggling to free himself.  Without thought to his personal safety, James successfully pulled the man out of the car just before the vehicle became totally engulfed in flames. (Josh Hawkins)

Adult Good Samaritan.James Brathor


Everyday Heroes – Officers Steiber, Schreiber and Jefferson – American Red Cross – 2012

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Law Enforcement
Officers Steiber, Schreiber and Jefferson

Officers Steiber, Schreiber and Jefferson were called to the 5th floor balcony where they found an intoxicated man with one leg over the side of the railing.  The man was extremely upset about a family argument and attempted to climb over the edge.  Officers Steiber, Schreiber and Jefferson were able to prevent a terrible accident by restraining him and safely taking him into custody where he could undergo medical and mental evaluations.

Law Enforcement.Officers Jefferson, Steiber, and Schreiber ..Officers Steiber, Schreiber and Jefferson were called to the 5th floor balcony where they found an intoxicated man with one leg over the side of the railing.  The man was extremely upset about a family argument and attempted to climb over the edge.  Officers Steiber, Schreiber and Jefferson were able to prevent a terrible accident by restraining him and safely taking him into custody where he could undergo medical and mental evaluations. (Josh Hawkins)

Law Enforcement.Officers Jefferson, Steiber, and Schreiber


Everyday Heroes – Jonah Schreiner – American Red Cross – 2012

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Aquatics
Jonah Schreiner

Jonah Shreiner, age 17, was doing his homework one evening after school when he realized that the house was unusually quiet and his 18-month old sister was nowhere to be found.  He noticed the dog door leading to the pool area was open, and he ran outside to find his little sister floating face down in the pool.  The training he received just months before to become a lifeguard kicked in.  He pulled the toddler from the water and performed CPR for an agonizing 4 minutes before she regained consciousness.  Jonah’s sister is alive today because of his lifeguard training and quick actions.

Aquatics.Jonah Schreiner..Jonah Shreiner, age 17, was doing his homework one evening after school when he realized that the house was unusually quiet and his 18-month old sister was nowhere to be found.  He noticed the dog door leading to the pool area was open, and he ran outside to find his little sister floating face down in the pool.  The training he received just months before to become a lifeguard kicked in.  He pulled the toddler from the water and performed CPR for an agonizing 4 minutes before she regained consciousness.  Jonah's sister is alive today because of his lifeguard training and quick actions. (Josh Hawkins)

Aquatics.Jonah Schreiner


Everyday Heroes – Terry Choyce – American Red Cross – 2012

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Fire Fighter
Terry Choyce

Terry Choyce, a firefighter with the Nevada National Test Site, was off-duty and running errands with his wife when he saw a person lying face down in the road.  He immediately used his car to block traffic and ran to assist the elderly man, who was not breathing.  Terry began CPR and continued for several minutes until he heard the man take his first gasp of air.  Terry then waited with him until paramedics arrived.  The elderly man made a full recovery and has become close friends with Terry and his family.

 (Josh Hawkins)

Terry Choyce


Everyday Heroes – Derris Hunt – American Red Cross – 2012

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Community Service
Derris Hunt

Derris Hunt is a personal trainer who volunteers with the Nevada Center for the Blind.  When he noticed that there weren’t many options available for the blind community to pursue fitness, he wanted to change that.  Derris collected donations for the cause and purchased the needed equipment to build a fitness center for the blind.  Each week he teaches them to use the equipment and has been able to help blind individuals gain confidence and new skills that have changed their lives.

Community Service.Derris Hunt..Derris Hunt is a personal trainer who volunteers with the Nevada Center for the Blind.  When he noticed that there weren't many options available for the blind community to pursue fitness, he wanted to change that.  Derris collected donations for the cause and purchased the needed equipment to build a fitness center for the blind.  Each week he teaches them to use the equipment and has been able to help blind individuals gain confidence and new skills that have changed their lives. (Josh Hawkins)

Derris Hunt


Everyday Heroes – Joy “Pua” Medeiros – American Red Cross – 2012

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International Service
Joy “Pua” Medeiros

Joy “Pua” Medeiros learned about the need to bring clean water to developing countries through an organization called charity:water.  She was so moved by this knowledge that she orchestrated several very successful fundraising events including bake sales, a raffle, and a walk-a-thon.  Her tireless work raised a total of $72,000 to donate to the cause.  Joy’s efforts have truly made an impact on many throughout the world who will now have access to clean water.

International Service.Joy ?Pua? Medeiros..Joy ?Pua? Medeiros learned about the need to bring clean water to developing countries through an organization called charity:water.  She was so moved by this knowledge that she orchestrated several very successful fundraising events including bake sales, a raffle, and a walk-a-thon.  Her tireless work raised a total of $72,000 to donate to the cause.  Joy's efforts have truly made an impact on many throughout the world who will now have access to clean water. (Josh Hawkins)

Joy "Pua" Medeiros


Everyday Heroes – Staff Sergeant O.K. Hubble – American Red Cross – 2012

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Military
Staff Sergeant O.K. Hubble

Staff Sergeant O.K. Hubble was on a plane when a fellow flight passenger collapsed in the aisle, unconscious.  He immediately responded by stabilizing the victim and treating a head injury that resulted from the fall.  Due to Sgt. Hubble’s quick actions, the flight did not need to be diverted to treat the medical emergency.

Military.Staff Sergeant O.K. Hubble..Staff Sergeant O.K. Hubble was on a plane when a fellow flight passenger collapsed in the aisle, unconscious.  He immediately responded by stabilizing the victim and treating a head injury that resulted from the fall.  Due to Sgt. Hubble's quick actions, the flight did not need to be diverted to treat the medical emergency. (Josh Hawkins)

Military.Staff Sergeant O.K. Hubble


Everyday Heroes – Community Impact: Klip it For Kidz

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American Red Cross Southern Nevada Chapter - Everyday Heroes - Community Impact: Klip it For Kidz

American Red Cross Southern Nevada Chapter - Everyday Heroes - Community Impact: Klip it For Kidz

In March 2010, with the combined efforts of Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, and Clark County Fire Department, hundreds of supporters gathered at Town Square to chop their locks supporting the Klip it for Kidz event.  Raising more than $80,000.00, Klip it for Kidz will use the monies raised to directly fund more than 25 programs offered by the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation (NCCF). These programs will provide social, emotional, educational, financial and psychological support services to families whose children have been diagnose with life threatening illnesses.

Everyday Heroes Breakfast:

Join us for our fourth annual Everyday Heroes Awards. Every day in our community ordinary people make extraordinary contributions, by putting their needs aside to help others in times of crisis. The American Red Cross is honored to salute these unsung heroes.

The awards will be presented at the Everyday Heroes breakfast, October 21, 2010, at 7:30am at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. They are presented by the Southern Nevada Chapter of the American Red Cross and Harrah’s Entertainment, with generous support from both Greenspun Media Group and 8 News Now and their Community Pride Partners: NV Energy and McDonald’s.

For tickets click here.


Everyday Heroes – Community Service: Jonathon Jones

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American Red Cross Southern Nevada Chapter - Everyday Heroes - Community Service: Jonathon Jones

American Red Cross Southern Nevada Chapter - Everyday Heroes - Community Service: Jonathon Jones

As a Clark County Firefighter, businessman, husband, and father, Jonathon is a community member dedicated to serving Las Vegas individuals. Dividing his little-but-spare-time between two programs, Camp Anytown, and Project Homeless Connect, Jonathon’s volunteer services make large-scale, impact programs possible. At Camp Anytown, Jonathon dedicates his time to ensuring the health and wellbeing of the sixty teenagers and thirty plus volunteers at each camp.  Jonathon personally recruits his volunteer staff f or the kitchen, oversees every meal, every snack, and every drink. As a trained medic, Jonathon also tends to those dehydrated and suffered from altitude related illnesses. For the Project Homeless in 2009, Jonathon recruited and managed all of the stylists, who provided over 600 haircuts for the homeless in less than eight hours.

Everyday Heroes Breakfast:

Join us for our fourth annual Everyday Heroes Awards. Every day in our community ordinary people make extraordinary contributions, by putting their needs aside to help others in times of crisis. The American Red Cross is honored to salute these unsung heroes.

The awards will be presented at the Everyday Heroes breakfast, October 21, 2010, at 7:30am at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. They are presented by the Southern Nevada Chapter of the American Red Cross and Harrah’s Entertainment, with generous support from both Greenspun Media Group and 8 News Now and their Community Pride Partners: NV Energy and McDonald’s.

For tickets click here.


Everyday Heroes – Youth Good Samaritan: Melissa Garcia

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American Red Cross Southern Nevada Chapter - Everyday Heroes - Youth Good Samaritan: Melissa Garcia

American Red Cross Southern Nevada Chapter - Everyday Heroes - Youth Good Samaritan: Melissa Garcia

It was another hot afternoon in July of 2010 when Melissa Garcia was babysitting her two younger brothers; Noah, three, and Sam, eighteen months. The boys were in the living room as Melissa prepared an afternoon snack for them.  Melissa heard a strange noise and turned to the boys, but saw nothing out of the ordinary.  Then she heard the noise again, she walked over to the boys and noticed eighteen month old Sam looked panicked and pale.  She then realized he wasn’t breathing. Knowing what to do because of her formal Babysitting training and CPR certification, Melissa began giving the boy back blows until the object came out; it was a small piece of thin plastic. The boy instantly resumed to breathing and playing just as he normally would.

Everyday Heroes Breakfast:

Join us for our fourth annual Everyday Heroes Awards. Every day in our community ordinary people make extraordinary contributions, by putting their needs aside to help others in times of crisis. The American Red Cross is honored to salute these unsung heroes.

The awards will be presented at the Everyday Heroes breakfast, October 21, 2010, at 7:30am at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. They are presented by the Southern Nevada Chapter of the American Red Cross and Harrah’s Entertainment, with generous support from both Greenspun Media Group and 8 News Now and their Community Pride Partners: NV Energy and McDonald’s.

For tickets click here.


Everyday Heros – Aquatics: Dee Dee Cunningham

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Everyday Heros - Aquatics: Dee Dee Cunningham

American Red Cross Southern Nevada Chapter - Everyday Heros - Aquatics: Dee Dee Cunningham

Dee Dee, 9-years old, and five other children were swimming in the backyard of Dee Dee’s grandmother’s house, when Dee Dee was faced with a life and death situation of her 6-year old uncle.  Just learning how to jump into the deep end with his floaties on, Dee Dee’s uncle was sitting in the Jacuzzi. Unannounced he took his floaties off and made a dive into the deep end.  Coming up for water and air only once, Dee Dee noticed her uncle drowning and jumped in to save him.  Pulling him from the bottom of the deep end, Dee Dee was able to save her uncle from drowning.

Everyday Heroes Breakfast:

Join us for our fourth annual Everyday Heroes Awards. Every day in our community ordinary people make extraordinary contributions, by putting their needs aside to help others in times of crisis. The American Red Cross is honored to salute these unsung heroes.

The awards will be presented at the Everyday Heroes breakfast, October 21, 2010, at 7:30am at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. They are presented by the Southern Nevada Chapter of the American Red Cross and Harrah’s Entertainment, with generous support from both Greenspun Media Group and 8 News Now and their Community Pride Partners: NV Energy and McDonald’s.

For tickets click here.