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They pull people out of burning buildings; deliver babies in restrooms at work, and put their own lives at risk to head off a traffic accident. They are local heroes that are being honored by the American Red Cross today at its 7th Annual Heroes Breakfast. Red Cross spokesman Tom Farley talks about the Bend man who rescued a woman from a burning home. "A local gentleman who was driving home with his kids- noticed that there was a house on fire- so he stopped, called 9-1-1, found someone in bed asleep - woke the owner and got the woman out safely and the house was totally engulfed shortly after that." Fred Boos wins the health and safety hero award for that act. The annual Heroes Breakfast is the major fundraiser for the local Red Cross Chapter; it's at 7:30 am at the Riverhouse in Bend.

 

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Most organizations are asking for cash, rather than supplies, so they can route help to where it’s needed most more quickly. Here are some of the largest groups with campaigns underway:

 

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  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.