TULALIP — Local heroes and Red Cross volunteers were to be honored Thursday for acts of courage, selflessness and service to community. The 2016 Red Cross Centennial Heroes Breakfast, at the Tulalip Resort Casino, is a fundraising event to help support the American Red Cross serving Snohomish County.
Steve Taylor Spirit of the Red Cross Award
North Counties’ Family Services, based in Darrington, is a resource center serving children, families and individuals. The nonprofit organization is receiving the Steve Taylor Spirit of the Red Cross Award, named for a longtime Red Cross volunteer. Taylor, of Gold Bar, was injured in a motorcycle crash in September and later died.
The nonprofit recently hosted an open house at its new home in Darrington. The Red Cross awarded North Counties’ Family Services a $350,000 grant to buy the building. A community hub, the resource center hosts community dinners, parenting classes, job-finding help and an after-school program. Its staff connects people with support for food, housing, state benefits and more.
Wyonne Perrault, director of North Counties’ Family Services, recently told The Herald she wants the community to feel “this belongs to them.”
Julie Muhlstein: 425-339-3460; firstname.lastname@example.org.