The Pine Tree Chapter of the American Red Cross is looking for nominations for the 15th Annual  Real Heroes Awards.  The organization asks in its press release, “Do you know a person or group of individuals who performed an act of heroism this past year?  Your local American Red Cross is looking for real heroes in Aroostook County – people whose courage, kindness and unselfish acts deserve public recognition.”

Last spring, local heroes were honored at a breakfast in Presque Isle.  F.A. Peabody’s Wendell Wood and Andrew Peabody were recognized for their efforts in saving the life of a woman badly injured in an ATV accident in Monticello.  More details about this act, as well as the courageous acts of the other heroes, can be found here.

Photo courtesy of Scott Mitchell Johnson and the Star Herald, via

To nominate someone for the 2013 Real
Heroes Awards, call the Aroostook County office of the Red Cross at
493-4620 ext. 108.