Hero Nominations – Heart of Matthew Luncheon

“The Heart of Matthew”  ~ Hero Nominations

Hurricane Matthew hit Cumberland County one year ago on October 8, 2016, and many of our residents are still recovering from its devastating impact.  CDRC will mark the one-year anniversary with a luncheon honoring the unsung heroes of our community.  Do you know a hero?  Please help us identify and honor these heroes by nominating someone who went above and beyond the call of duty to help others during the events prior to, during, or after the storm.  We need your help identifying our local unsung heroes.

CDRC is hosting the “The Heart of Matthew” luncheon honoring these heroes on Thursday, October 19, 2017, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The event will be held at Snyder Memorial Baptist Church, located at 701 Westmont Drive, Fayetteville.   All nominations must be received by Tuesday, September 5, 2017.

HEROES: Heroes come in many shapes and sizes.  If you know someone that you think is a hero, don’t hesitate to nominate him/her.  We can honor individuals, groups, adults, children and even pets.  We appreciate creative nominations.

Open the Nominations Letter & Form:  Adobe/PDF  or Word Doc RTF


1. Candidate must live, work, or attend school in Cumberland County.

2. Candidate must have performed an act of heroism, demonstrated extraordinary courage, or performed an outstanding humanitarian deed during the time frame from October 8, 2016 to March 31, 2017.

3. A team of people may be nominated together if the action or act was performed by the entire team and not just one member of the team.

Nominations must include the following:

Tell us why the individual (or team) is a hero by describing the act of heroism, courage, or humanitarian deed.
Describe the impact the act had on the community.
Tell us why you believe the individual (or team) should win the award.


Nomination forms must be received by Tuesday, September 5, 2017 to be considered for the Heart of Matthew event.  Award decisions will be based upon information provided in your nomination form and will be reviewed by our Hero Selection Committee.  Please be specific with as many details as possible, including any available media coverage.

Open the Nominations Letter & Form: Adobe/PDF or Word Doc RTF

If you have questions please speak with Bill Heustess via e-mail at events@cdrcnc.org, or by calling the office at (910) 491-3694.

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