The American Red Cross of Southwest Virginia is excited for you to join our WSLS 10 Hero Awards. We plan to recognize our 2020 heroes, and a few extra folks that have made a tremendous impact in our chapter.  We will welcome Jeff Haniewich, WSLS 10 Chief Meteorologist/Red Cross Board Chair and Lindsey Ward, WSLS News Anchor to host our event.  


2020 Hero Award Winners

Community Impact Hero- Aaron Boush /Carilion Clinic

Corporate Hero- Andrew Alegre and Blue Eagle Credit Union

Education Hero- Dr. Rita Bishop/ Roanoke City School

Medical Hero- Carrie Turnbull/Staunton River Veterinary Clinic

9-1-1 Dispatch Hero's- "B" Platoon (Roanoke County Emergency Communications Center):  Beth Clemson, Craig Sheets, Teresa Blackwood, Taylor Ralph, Bekah DiGregorio, Koty Thompson, Becca Campbell, Lexi Manning and Derrik Runyon

Emergency Medical Responder -Lt. Stephen Curry/ Roanoke City Fire/ EMS

Good Samaritan Hero- Sybil Calhoun

Workplace Hero- ALCOVA Mortgage

Firefighter Hero -Kenny Barton /Roanoke City Firefighter

Military Hero -Herbert "Turk" -US Air Force / Marion's VFW Post 4667/

Firefighter Award- Pennington Gap Volunteer Fire Department


Thank you, WSLS 10, as our media sponsor for the amazing support of our event. We would also like to thank the following sponsors for their on-going commitment and dedication to our Red Cross mission.  Lionberger Construction Company, Member One Federal Credit Union, P1 Technologies, Elbit Systems of America, Woods Rogers Attorneys at Law and many more.