Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The countdown continues.. 7 days, 168 hours and 10,134 minutes till our Annual Salt Lake City Heroes Event. Today we are featuring 4 of our Heroes Award recipients, check out their stories..

Explosive RescueTheodore Killinger risked his life when he witnessed the horrific crash between a driver going the wrong way on I-215 and a semi-truck. Theodore ran from his car across several lanes of traffic and pulled the semi-driver from the truck just moments before it exploded into flames. He is being recognized as the 2011 Adult Good Samaritan sponsored by Kern River.

Advocate for Public Safety Officers - Sandra Lucas has created a highly praised program to assist public safety officers who have been exposed to meth labs and suffering medically from those exposures. The detox program is offered free of charge to the officers and has become a model for programs Sandra is also helping to create for veterans exposed to chemical warfare. Sandra is the 2011 Community Safety Hero sponsored by Tesoro.

Santa's Helper – For the past 5 years, Sara Clayson coordinates her own Sub for Santa project each Christmas where she gathers monetary donations and items to help a needy family in her community. This year she was able to collect a significant amount of contributions for a family who is struggling with cancer and financial problems. Sara is only 17 years old. She is being recognized as the 2011 Youth Good Samaritan sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Foundation.

Community in Action– The wildfire in Herriman City in September 2010 spurred numerous community members to step up and help their fellow neighbors. Two individuals are being recognized for their heroic efforts during the Herriman fire: Coralee Moser is the Emergency Volunteer Coordinator for the CERT Program in Herriman City who was responsible for organizing and training the local CERT Team who was instrumental during the response efforts. Kevin Williams responded to a call while for help while at work at the landfill, asking if someone could bring a bulldozer to help fight the fire in Herriman. For four and a half hours he plowed a trench that turned into a fire line saving the homes of people he didn’t even know. They will both be receiving the 2011 Community in Action Award sponsored by Utah Disaster Kleenup.

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