GREENE Ė The Southern Tier Chapter of the American Red Cross in New York has awarded the Industrial Safety Real Heroes Award to Michelle Day, a first responder and a project administrator for the Raymond Corporation. Day and the other Real Heroes were honored at the 4th Annual American Red Cross Real Heroes Breakfast on May 9 in Binghamton.
There are eleven categories of the American Red Cross Real Heroes awards, and they honor individuals who have shown courage, dedication and selfless acts of heroism. Day was honored in the Industrial Safety category for her preparedness and life-saving action that goes above the call of duty at Raymond.
American Red Cross Chief Communications Officer Matt Michael reported an average 350 people were in attendance at the breakfast, the most since its inception. Jay Price - a Manasquan, NJ history teacher, high school football coach, and volunteer firefighter who risked his life to save dozens of people during and after Superstorm Sandy - was the eventís guest speaker, and Michael said his speech at the breakfast was very powerful.