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Red Cross to honor Congressman Vern Ehlers as a "Hometown Hero"

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Hometown Hero Honoree Congressman Vern Ehlers

Hometown Hero Honoree Congressman Vern Ehlers

The American Red Cross of Greater Grand Rapids wants to know, "Who's your Hero?"

Join the Red Cross for the 4th annual “Hometown Heroes” event on Friday, May 14, 2010. The 2010 Hometown Hero Honoree will be Congressman Vernon J. Ehlers.

Congressman Ehlers will be honored for his distinguished career as a US Representative from Michigan’s 3rd District. He has also served the community in the fields of teaching, scientific research and public service.

A selection of Community Heroes who will also be honored throughout the evening include:

Walter Catton -- After being hit by an SUV a year ago, this father of 6 went through a painful rehabilitation and is getting ready to run the 25k Fifth Third River Bank Run.

Diet Eman -- A concentration camp survivor and member of the Dutch Resistance during WWII, Diet has served as a Red Cross volunteer across the world.

LIFEems Ambulances  -- This esteemed local company provides essential, lifesaving services to the community, as well as handles after-hours Red Cross disaster calls for no charge.

The event will be held at the Goei Center (818 Butterworth SW, Grand Rapids), beginning at 6:00pm with a VIP reception and a silent auction.

For more information, including purchasing tickets and sponsorship opportunities, visit

EVENT SPONSOR: Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation

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