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Red Cross Raises $105,000 for local disaster relief efforts

(WHATCOM/SKAGIT COUNTIES)- The Mt. Baker Chapter of the American Red Cross held its 16th annual Real Heroes celebration on December 5th and raised $105,000 for local Red Cross services.

During the event, the Mt. Baker Chapter honored 11 community members who saved lives, performed exceptional rescues, provided ongoing support to those in need, and dedicated their careers to the service of others.  Each hero was nominated during the year and then selected by a panel of community leaders as the award winners.

Over 300 guests attended the event to support the heroes being honored and to support Red Cross services in Whatcom County and Skagit Valley.  Local businesses also donated at various levels helping to raise needed funds for emergency services throughout the year.