Vermont’s American Red Cross 2016 Everyday Heroes Awards

The American Red Cross presents the 2016 Everyday Heroes Awards

‎Everyday Heroes are ordinary people who give selflessly of themselves to help and support others in their community. The American Red Cross is honored to salute our 2016 unsung heroes who are making a difference in Vermont.

This year’s honorees are being celebrated for their extraordinary contributions throughout the state:

Tracey Fowler noticed the need for adoptive care of handicapped pets and decided to take matters into her own hands adapting her home, life and schedule to rescue handicapped dogs that may have been put down otherwise.

With a lifetime donation of over 113 gallons of blood and platelets, Bruce Parmentar not only provides the gift of life, he also works tirelessly to promote and coordinate blood drives around the state to help ensure the Red Cross is able to replenish the blood supply needed in Vermont.

Facebook is a great way to keep in touch, but for Ann Delaney one post about a 2-year-old boy’s need for a kidney transplant moved her to do more than just “share” and “like” the post.

Hair stylist and owner of salon Studio 210, Lori Congdon, is dedicating her skills and time to help women with cancer manage the appearance-related side effects of treatments, free of charge.

Not every hero has to be human. Mazie is a service dog who has changed the life of Bryan Smith, an Afghanistan Veteran struggling with PTSD.

Chris Fanning, a contractor from Starksboro, responded to a service call only to find the house billowing with smoke and Marie O’Connor trapped inside. His quick thinking and selfless actions saved her life.

While swimming at the Quechee Covered Bridge, Barry Martin noticed a man in distress. Barry pulled the young man from the water and used CPR to resuscitate him, without which, the EMTs said the man would not have survived.

These heroes are making a difference in our community and we invite you to join us in honoring and celebrating them at our 2016 Everyday Heroes Awards Ceremony.

DoubleTree by Hilton
1117 Williston Road, South Burlington, VT 05403

Thursday, March 10th, 7:30-9:30 a.m.

$25 per person
$175 for table/group of 8

Tickets are available by phone (802-660-9130 ext. 111), email ( or online.

As our fast-paced lives keep us constantly on the go, it can be easy to overlook the extraordinary contributions that happen in our own backyard. But we encourage you to take time to celebrate our amazing Everyday Heroes who have gone above and beyond to make a difference in our community.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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