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Red Cross honors 'Everyday Heroes of the Tri-States'

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The eight Everyday Heroes award recipients pose for a picture Tuesday morning The eight Everyday Heroes award recipients pose for a picture Tuesday morning
The little girl Everyday Hero Brad Hennen saved presents him with a gift The little girl Everyday Hero Brad Hennen saved presents him with a gift
Former KWWL anchor Bobbi Earles emceed the event Former KWWL anchor Bobbi Earles emceed the event
Everyday Hero Dave Brown stands with his nominator, one of the people he saved in the Dubuque July flood Everyday Hero Dave Brown stands with his nominator, one of the people he saved in the Dubuque July flood
DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

The American Red Cross of the Tri-States honored some "everyday heroes" Tuesday morning.

At the ninth annual Everyday Heroes of the Tri-States awards breakfast, eight local "everyday heroes" received recognition for their heroic acts.

Dave Brown, in the category of Adult Good Samaritan, helped rescue people during the Dubuque flooding in late July.

Mary Erschen, co-owner of FidoFit, won the award in the category of Animal Rescue. She has rescued and trained animals, and she has raised and donated money to help animals in need.

Bonnie Hancock was honored in the category of Health Care Worker for her long and loving service at Hospice of Dubuque.

Brad Hennen won the Professional Responder category for performing CPR on and saving the life of a little girl while in the course of his life guarding duties as a Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark lifeguard.

Gene Koschmeder, in the category of Volunteer Community Impact, is a longtime and active volunteer in many local and national organizations, including the Midwest Mission in Cresco, which helps young people dealing with addiction.

Jim Wagner won in the Military category for his critical work with the Veterans Freedom Center, Operation We Care, Disabled American Veterans (Chapter 6) and many more area military veteran organizations and programs.

In the category of Volunteer Community Impact, Galen Wanderscheid was honored for his volunteer efforts with the Red Cross, in his generous donations of time, blood products and money.

For the Fire and Rescue category, Daniel "Buck" Welp won for saving the lives of two men in East Dubuque during the torrential flooding in late-July.

The following people earned honorable mentions: Joey Anderson, Edward (Trey) Atkinson III, Drew Cox, Carrie Cupps, DJ Deardorff, Michael Duehr, Adam Feyen, Deb Hutchinson, Joy Jager, Kim Kern, Hope LeGrand, Rick Mihm, Bill Pasnik, Jill Reimer, Sarah and Nick Ryan and Roger Wernimont.

Former KWWL anchor Bobbi Earles emceed the event. KWWL was also a sponsor of this event.

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