Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Trib: Red Cross highlights 'ordinary' heroes

American Red Cross volunteers who respond to fires, floods and other natural disasters get a firsthand glimpse of the unsung heroes who work to help victims.

On Thursday morning, the charitable organization will honor some of those heroes at a breakfast in the Lexus Club at Consol Energy Center, Uptown. Pitt basketball coach Jamie Dixon will deliver the keynote address during the third annual event.

Educator Hero: Mark Lepore, Mt. Lebanon. For the past 13 years, Lepore has responded to disaster scenes as a mental health volunteer and trained others to serve in the same capacity.

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