American Red Cross Honors Hometown Heroes

Reported by: Amy Katcher
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Updated: 5/14 6:48 pm
(WDEF) A sold-out crowd honored Chattanooga area residents who went above and beyond on Wednesday.
     The American Red Cross Hometown Heroes luncheon took time to recognize not only Red Cross volunteers, but members of the community who go out of their way to help others.
     That includes a 16-year-old Bradley County boy who kept his grandfather alive by performing CPR and a man who's donated blood more than 400 times.
     Former Vols head football coach Phil Fulmer served as keynote speaker.
     American Red Cross Southeast Tennessee chapter CEO Greg Waite said, "It's our chance to recognize those people that maybe don't make the news, they don't make the newspaper, but they're doing things in the community."
     Fulmer added, "The Red Cross, nobody thinks of them enough until there's a disaster and they're always the first ones on site, helping people when they really, really need help."
     News12's own Amy Katcher emceed the Hometown Heroes luncheon.
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