The American Red Cross serving Riverside and San Bernardino Counties is proud to present the 2021 Virtual Inland Empire Heroes Awards.
2021 Inland Empire Honorees:
Animal Welfare Hero: Amber Schlieder
Corporate Hero: Sysco Riverside
Disaster Services Hero: Ginger Bryk
First Responder Heroes: Jack Briner & Scott Pinkerton
Gift of Life Hero: William Steele
Good Samaritan Heroes: Michael Guzman & Jose Macias
Service to the Armed Forces Hero: Octavio Sanchez
Youth Heroes: Tenzing & Zubin Carvalho
Spirit of Hope Award: Charles Morton - in memoriam
Jeff Pope, Event Emcee
We are thrilled to have Jeff returning as our event emcee. Jeff is an Inland Empire native, and you can hear him every morning on Hot 103.9 and 101.3 The Mix. In addition to his over 25 years of IE radio experience, he's also been heard announcing hockey games for the Ontario Reign.
We cannot stop crises, but we can make sure people never face them alone.
This year's virtual event will help benefit Red Cross Disaster Relief. Coping with relentless disasters amid the pandemic, families spent more nights in emergency lodging this year than any other over the past decade.
Thank You to our 2021 Event Sponsors!
Emergency Response Sponsors
Atkinson, Adelson, Loya, Ruud and Romo
Thompson & Colegate, LLP
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